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IDOLS ENTRIES OPEN (article first published : 2003-04-24)

Warm up those vocal chords and grab an entry form for M-Net’s second series of Idols now! The continent’s premier pay-TV operator has announced the Call To Entry phase of the worldwide hit reality talent search today.

Carl Fischer, M-Net Director of Local Productions, said that prospective Idols contestants between the ages of 16 and 26 have until May 2 to get their entry forms in. “If you think you have what it takes to be the next singing sensation of South Africa, pick up an entry form and submit it. Who knows, this may be the first step to fame and fortune,” Fischer said.

The Call To Entry-phase of Idols will kick off the nationwide search for one individual who will sing his or her way to stardom and in the process win the hearts and votes of fans all over the country.

Fremantle SA, the production company in charge of this mammoth task, will start the Idols auditioning process in mid-May, kicking off in the Mother City. Then the lights and cameras will leave Cape Town and follow the action to Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.

Herman Binge, executive producer from Fremantle SA, reckons that South Africa's wealth of talent needs a platform to elevate it into commercially viable ventures: "We have so many bright young stars in this country who only need to be discovered. Idols is a great platform for these talented performers to spark off a successful career in the music industry."

Pop Idol first proved a smash-hit in the UK in 2002, achieving audiences of over 10 million viewers with over six million calls for the penultimate episode. When M-Net launched the first series of Idols, more than 8,000 hopefuls auditioned to be on the show. An exhilarating few months led to a dream come true for the 25-year-old law student, Heinz Winckler, whose debut single quickly went double platinum. Winckler has since released a CD and is constantly at the top of radio-stations' play lists while enjoying celebrity status and adoration from thousands of fans!

Entry forms available from Multichoice offices in Durban where they can also be dropped off. Or log onto www.mnet.co.za and enter online or print out the form and post it to Private Bag X100, Rivonia, 2128. Entries close on May 2.




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