We hate to be the ones to break this news to you, but it looks like Idols SA viewers will be ‘feasting’ on the show without Somizi as his marriage woes are far from over. On Friday, Multichoice released a statement confirming that Somgaga will be “taking some time off” until the abuse allegations made against him by his estranged husband, Mohale Motaung, have been resolved.
Mohale accused his husband of physically abusing him, ruining his job possibilities, and revealed how the Idols SA’s judge always made arrangements for them to be having three sums. Somizi denied all of the claims levelled against him, however, he did state that he will be divorcing his husband.
With that said the public called for him to be muted. He then bowed out of Metro FM and Idols SA. He’ll be last seen on our TV screens on the 22nd of August. So, who will replace Somizi in the episodes to follow? There have been four guest judges for this season so far. Could one of them take Somizi’s spot?
If that’s the case then let’s look at how viewers to each guest judge.
1. PRINCE KAYBEE
The Gugulethu hitmaker needs no introduction after his leaked nudes went viral. He actually performed his hit track Gugulethu on Idols SA stage last season and as Season 17 kicked off in July Prince Kaybee was a guest judge. Prince Kaybee is a well-established DJ and producer and knows his way around the music and entertainment industry, but would he make a good replacement for Somizi?
If he gets the spot then we might have another Randall. As Tweeps seems to think Prince Kaybee was too harsh on contestants and pointed out that he can’t sing himself. So as much as he may know the industry they weren’t impressed with his judging overall.
— Fine China👑 (@MphoMangole1) July 11, 2021
2. NTOKOZO MBAMBO
Gospel singer Ntokozo Mbambo was the next guest judge and Tweeps were very impressed with her singing and judging, some even said she stole the show.
— Lwazi Msomi (@RealLwaziMsomi) July 18, 2021
3. RINGO MADLINGOZI
Ringo Madlingozi is a singer, songwriter, record producer and a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa. Tweeps thought he made a good judge on the show and he should be given a permanent position.
I mean u could even have Ringo Madlingozi as a permanent male judge. We want someone reputable. Unathi dashing the dreams of idols contestants every year when she’s the Yvonne Chaka Chaka of her generation (someone no ones how they got a record deal) has made that show so dull.
— Lorenzo Guedes (@LorenzoGuedes6) August 2, 2021
4. ZWAI BALA
Kwaito and gospel musician Zwai Bala was next to the test waters at the judging panel and Tweeps were neutral about judging skills. While one Tweep mentioned that Zwai Bala could be Somizi’s replacement
Zwai makes sense, you’re right.
— Ntabiseng (@Nthabbie) August 6, 2021
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