SA Idols com­ing to Le­sotho

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

IDOLS SA 2016 win­ner, Noma Khumalo, and her run­ner up, Thami Shobede and mu­si­cal com­pe­ti­tion pre­sen­ter, Proverb are billed to per­form at Maseru Mall’s park­ing lot on 12 Au­gust, 2017.

The show is spon­sored by DSTV Le­sotho and Ba­sotho will get to be en­ter­tained by the two Idols free of charge with Proverb as the MC of the show.

This is the first time Idols have toured Le­sotho and DSTV com­pact sub­scribers will also stand a chance to win tick­ets to watch the on­go­ing Idols SA 2017 con­test live in South Africa.

DSTV Le­sotho Mar­ket­ing Man­ager, Re­filoe Mohlot­sane, said the au­di­ence will get to sing for their stars to stand a chance of win­ning awe­some spot prizes.

“Any per­son who be­lieves they have what it takes can come through and show­case their ta­lent with Noma and Thami as the judges,” Mohlot­sane told the Week­ender this week.

“Since we do not have the idols au­di­tions in Le­sotho, the idea is to give peo­ple that ex­pe­ri­ence by be­ing judged by peo­ple who have par­tic­i­pated in it as well as in­ter­act with them and take pic­tures.

“There are no re­stric­tions as the idea is to have fun and those who will be deemed the best by the judges will win cool prizes such as tele­vi­sion sets, DSTV Ex­plor­ers and shop­ping vouch­ers among oth­ers. Only peo­ple who reg­is­ter from 10am and 10.30am on the day will have the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the mu­sic com­pe­ti­tion.

“Thami and Noma will even­tu­ally per­form be­cause ev­ery­body will surely be ex­pect­ing to see and hear them live.

“Peo­ple from other dis­tricts who may not be able to at­tend may feel left out but we prom­ise that we will bring other events very soon and we are al­ready plan­ning a 10 Dis­trict Tour this sum­mer,” she said.

Mohlot­sane added that the event was one of their strate­gies of en­ter­tain­ing their cus­tomers while pro­mot­ing their prod­ucts.

“For a very long time Le­sotho did not have DSTV of­fices but we are here now and the pub­lic can ac­cess rapid ser­vices ei­ther by com­ing to our of­fices at Maseru Mall or con­tact­ing us via Face­book and What­sapp or di­rect calls. And we help ev­ery­one very quickly. Our aim is to also pam­per our clients by bring­ing them live en­ter­tain­ment through some of the shows they love and watch via their DSTV sub­scrip­tions. We started by tak­ing peo­ple to the Dur­ban July event last month, with the Idols event be­ing the sec­ond.”

She said they would be fo­cus­ing on get­ting the pub­lic to up­grade to the DSTV Com­pact pack­age to en­able them to watch Idols every Satur­day on DSTV Chan­nel 161.

“Since it is not ev­ery­body who can sing, we will also be giv­ing away prizes to peo­ple who up­grade to DSTV Com­pact, in­clud­ing tick­ets to go and watch the Idols Sea­son 13 live. We will be tak­ing our win­ners to watch the top 10 Idols fi­nal­ists com­pete some­time in Oc­to­ber but the com­pe­ti­tion will be launched on Au­gust 12.

“Those who are al­ready DSTV Com­pact sub­scribers are only ex­pected to keep their sub­scrip­tions con­sis­tent and send us mes­sages ei­ther on Face­book or via What­sapp if they are in­ter­ested in the draw so that we do not give tick­ets to peo­ple who will not use them,” she said.

IDOLS SA 2016 win­ner Noma Khumalo and her run­ner up Thami Shobede.

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