A heads-up that auditions for the 13th instalment of Idols begin this weekend (14 January) with the first auditions kicking off in Cape Town.

A different guest judge will join resident judges Unathi Msengana, Randall Abrahams and Somizi Mhlongo at each venue in place of Gareth Cliff following his resignation last year.

Here's a blow-by-blow of the audutions dates and venues with deets on the guest judges for Cape Town and Jozi:

Cape Town
Date: Saturday 14 January 2017
Venue: Grand West Casino
Guest judge: Donald

Date: Saturday, 21 January 2017
Venue: Pretoria State Theatre
Guest judge: Unconfirmed

Kwa-Zulu Natal
Date: Saturday, 28 January 2017
Venue: The Playhouse
Guest judge: Unconfirmed

Date: Saturday, 4 February 2017
Venue: Carnival City
Guest judge: Kelly Khumalo

Auditions must-knows

- Entry is open to all South African citizens who are between the ages of 16 and 30 on the date of their first audition.
- Minors must have written consent signed by a parent or guardian.
- All auditionnes must take along an ID book.

If you're going for it, break a leg!