Noma Khumalo has become the first female winner of Idols SA in seven seasons.
The grand finale took place at Carnival City where the 22-year-old teacher was crowned the winner of season 12.
After an incredible competition and a record breaking season with over 83 million votes cast, Noma joins previous winners Karabo Mogane, Vincent Bones, Heinz Winckler, Anke Pietrangeli, Karin Kortje, Jody Williams, Jason Hartman, Sasha-Lee Davids, Dave van Vuuren, Khaya Mthethwa and Musa Sukwene.
Apart from being crowned the winner, Noma also walked away with a prize package worth R1.2m, a recording contract with Universal Music Africa.
Meanwhile, Idols SA has been renewed for a 13th season.
Audition dates are as follows:
14 January – Cape Town
21 January – Pretoria
28 January – Durban
4 February – Johannesburg