The show is based on the popular British show Pop Idol and is a contest to determine the best young singer in South Africa.
The first Season 13 auditions kicked off in Cape Town with Afro-soul singer, songwriter and recording artist Donald as a guest judge.
Idols SA season 8 winner, Khaya Mthethwa was a guest judge. As always, some contestants strayed, but 24-year-old Ofentse Motale slayed.
Motale left the judges floored, especially Unathi whom he left in goosebumps and on the verge of tears with his soulful, raspy tone & pitch-perfect whistle notes.