It takes more than just talent to produce an Idol.
There's an entire team behind the scenes working to bring the magic every Sunday night to Mzansi Magic. One such gem is vocal coach Margaret Motsage.
She joined the Idols family in 2005 as a back-up vocalist.
"I've subsequently become a preliminary judge for the first leg of auditions, a theatre week vocal coach and I am also assisting with vernacular coaching," she tells us.
Motsage has many years of experience in the music industry and has been a phenomenal gospel powerhouse herself.
"It's been truly an honour to have been part of the brand for so long. I have seen phenomenal raw talent turned into tangible credible artists who went on to do amazingly well. It's such a privilege to be able to contribute, and it will be a blessing to stay on for as long as I'm still needed."
Having also been a founding member of Joyous Celebration, Motsage actually wanted nothing to do with music as a career.
"I initially wanted to become a dentist because my aunt was a dental nurse. She would often take me to her work and that's where my interest was piqued. However, because of a lack of funds, I couldn't pursue that," she says.
Born in the 1970s and raised in Kimberley, she spent her formative years on the East Rand.
She says her tough, but glorious childhood taught her a valuable lesson that no one was going to give her a free pass in life.