Idols SA viewers have reacted to a promo for the next episode of the hit singing competition, in which multitalented choreographer and TV star Somizi Mhlongo and actress and music icon Thembi Seete, are seen having a heated argument. The teaser have viewers a cliffhanger, causing a major debate online about whether the fight was real or not.
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In the promo, Somizi slams Thembi for speaking on top of him, but Thembi is not having it. The actress tells Somizi that she is a judge, not a guest. A furious Somizi drops a drink whilst arguing with Thembi. JR maintained his silence throughout the argument and many have hailed his for minding his own business.
It is unclear whether the argument was real or not, but viewers think it was staged to attract more numbers and they are not impressed.
Thembi recently joined the Idols SA judging panel after Randall and Unathi were allegedly fired. The singer told Drum that she did not know that being a guest judge on the show last year, was preparing her for something bigger and better.
“I had the best time being a guest judge last year. I didn’t know it was preparing me for something bigger. I was just having fun and being myself and unaware that people are watching and studying every move,” she says.
“It feels good to be back permanently this time," she said.
She added that she hopes to do her best and shine as Idols SA is one of the country's top shows. “I never thought I’d get an opportunity like this, so I’m also very nervous because it’s a big show and it’s been doing well for many years. The numbers are great in viewership, the support is there, so I just hope and pray that God will give me the strength to do my best and to shine.”
Reacting on Somizi’s comeback to the judging panel, she said “I was also excited to hear that Somizi is back,” she says.
“Somizi and I grew up together and we worked on many other projects together. He used to travel and tour with Boom Shaka, as part of our crew.”
“I know me and the guys will make a great team.”
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