Randall Abrahams Exits Idols SA

She joins Unathi as the reality singing competition revamps its judging panel

By  | Jan 23, 2022, 12:40 PM  | Drama

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Randall Abrahams has been fired from Mzansi's favourite reality singing competition Idols SA. Following a revamp of its judging panel, the show decided not to renew his contract.

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Randal and Unathi Nkayi will not be part of the judging panel for the new season this year. Shirley Adonisi, M-Net's director of local entertainment channels, confirmed this to various media outlets

"The channel will not be renewing their contracts with for the upcoming season of the popular singing show. We are taking a fresh approach to the judging panel to retain audiences and stay competitive in the Sunday night timeslot. she said.

Both were thanked for their professional level and immense contribution to the South African entertainment scene.

"We salute these great icons of South African entertainment and thank them both for great innings on Idols. Randall and Unathi have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and made an impact on the South African entertainment scene that will continue to be felt for some time to come. We wish them well in their endeavours."

Unathi was fired following her drama with Sizwe Dhlomo. This follows their altercation at the 947 studios last year. In an audio leak on social media, Unathi was heard arguing with Sizwe over his late arrival for his show. Unathi had claimed that Sizwe swore at her. She was fired by the station.

Now, it is reported that Somizi will return as a judge in the upcoming season of Idols SA. Unathi recently divorced Somizi as her friends and it would have been awkward to have them both as judges. Somizi was axed from Idols SA following claims of physical abuse.

Taking to social media, Unathi confirmed that she is leaving the show and penned a lengthy note to everyone, from the viewers, to the contestants and to the Multichoice team for opening closed doors for young talent.

"You have been kind, loving and deeply invested. Truly the real energy and heartbeat of a wonderful wave of hope and dreams coming true on Idols and as you do that, you have made my dreams come true too," stated Unathi.

She thanked the contestants for allowing her to judge their singing skills for all these years, "To every contestant who stood in front of us. From the ones brave enough to share with us their hopes. I don’t take lightly the act of doing that for the world to see. An honour I will always hold. Thank you for trusting me as one of your judges. To those who unleashed a new level of my tears, heavily pregnant with Baby Idols garnering for Wooden Mic, thank you for the laughter and joy."

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