Idols SA gave viewers a cliffhanger on Sunday night as they teased a tense argument between the judges, Somizi Mhlongo and Thembi Seete. As seen in the video which has now gone viral, the actress firmly told Som that she’s not a guest but a judge, while Somizi tried airing his own thoughts, however, in the midst of their disagreement, JR Bogopa who is also a judge silently minded his business.
Social media users expressed their perception of the argument; interestingly a large percentage of people think it’s a stunt to garner more viewership for next week’s Sunday.
“It looks very staged Ma. A lot of Idols no longer authentically have real moments. So they add drama for views,” Refilwe Modiselle wrote. Lady Du sought for JR’s composure; check out other reactions below:
— Zoe (@ZoeBlose) July 31, 2022
I love Thembi, she beautiful and all but l just think she is not the right person for the judging thing. It could have been Randall, Unathi, Somizi and JR their comments are or were objective #idolssa pic.twitter.com/dhjEmdiqXh
— Meisie Kopa (@MeisieKopa) July 24, 2022
— Cape Town Twins (@TheCPTtwins) July 24, 2022