But Twitters users had mixed reviews about the singing competition’s return. Many said they had even forgotten what happened to the last winner, while others said co-judge Somizi Mhlongo was holding the show together with his fun personality.
Not even the new judge, singer Donald, who replaced Gareth Cliff, could get them excited about the new show.
So, what has happened to Idols’ previous winners?
Cape Town singer Jody Williams became Idols SA’s youngest winner in 2007. The then-17-year-old wowed the judges with her powerful vocals. Her debut album, Just Gonna Be Me, went double platinum, and soared to number on the SA music charts. She has been fairly quiet since then. She released a single called Cosmic Coincidence in 2013 on iTunes, and a Christmas track, This Christmas, in 2015. The 27-year-old is enjoying life in the ‘Mother City’ with her dogs and partner.