Australian Idol

Sunday 7:30 PM on Network Ten Premiered Jul 01, 2003 In Season


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Australian Idol
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AIRED ON 8/9/2009

Season 7 : Episode 1

Show Summary

For the past five years Australian Idol has been a platform for many young artists to jump start their careers. Producing such artists as Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll and The Young Divas. Now it's back, and better than ever! Through auditions, concerts and voting by the public, one person will be crowned 'Australian Idol' and will receive a one million dollar recording contract and national fame. Hosted by Channel [V]'s hosts Andrew G, James "Jimmy" Mathison and (as of 2008) Ricki Lee Coulter; and judged by Mark Holden, Marcia Hines and Kyle Sandilands, this the only competition that is sure to produce more than one star but only one Australian Idol. Australian Idol won the 2005 and 2006 Logie Award for "Most Popular Reality Program" and has been nominated for six others.


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  • Andrew G

    Andrew G

    Host: Season 1 - present

    James Mathison

    James Mathison

    Host: Season 1 - 6

    Ricki-Lee Coulter

    Ricki-Lee Coulter

    Mentor: Season 6 - present, 7th place contestant: Season 2

    Marcia Hines

    Marcia Hines

    Judge: Season 1 - present

    Ian Dickson

    Ian Dickson

    Season 1-2, Season 5-7

    Kyle Sandilands

    Kyle Sandilands

    Judge: Season 3 - 6

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    • Australian Idol 2009 what a crap year. The Judges where even worse. That Jay Dee Springbett must be tone deaf because he choose all the really bad performers out of the wild cards and reject those like James Johnston who sounded really good. Jay Deesmoreless

      Australian Idol 2009 was a crappy year why. Well for starters the voting lines where only open over night and closed the morning after early Sydney time. Now that doesn't give you and I enough time to make our votes count doesn't it. Another problem is with the judging. Jay Dee Springbett who was a bad choice as a replacement for Kyle chose all of the bad performers out of the wild cards. He also made bad remarks about some of the final 12 like James Johnston and there performances. Jay Dee you don't know real talent.The Grand final suckedmoreless
    • Rubbish

      Australian Idol is just plain rubbish that will never be special. The people that go on Australian Idol all end up being Idol rejects like Lee Harding and Kate DeAraugo whose albums are now just worth 15 cents, so worthless you might as well through in the bin. Plus the judges are just as bad. Stupid Kyle Sandilands doesn't know anything about music and is just a bully. At least Marcia Hines and Mark Holden do have some music background. And what's the deal with Dicko. He doesn't know anything about music. Channel Ten better get rid of this show or Ten will be taken to court to have the show stopped. Led by me.moreless
    • The first time Australian Idol was aired on tv was the best. The year after that I was even more excited. Then the year after that was a little bit more interesting, but then the year after that was so boring. This years, its the bestest season so far.moreless

      Australian Idol. It is for many, many talented people. It is an industry that helps people have a chance of a very hard corporation to get into the music bussiness. Australian Idol is for many people in Australia to watch, but it can also be boring to many teens, as it is showed too many times. With new guest stars, judges and hosts, it tries too hard to keep the audience addicted to it. I think that they need bigger voices and it was lame how they went to the U.K to find a singer. Australian is a good show.moreless
    • I watched a couple of episodes of this show and that was it! The point is, this show would be my most hated out of all the Idol shows!

      I watched a couple of episodes of Season 2 and 4, but automatically I found it stupid and boring!

      Seriously, some of the reality shows these days need fine tuning, because a lot of them deserve to be GARBAGE! I’ll say it again: GARBAGE!

      I actually come from Auckland, New Zealand and that too had an Idol show, but not as bad as this! It just bores me and nothing is really ever funny, this show needs serious work done or I’ll do everything I can to avoid it! I don’t normally like to give shows bad ratings, but many of them out there are just a load of rubbish! In conclusion to my review, I’m really upset about the way this show is doing.moreless
    • This show is getting old.

      I would have to say that at first this show was of great entertainment value. But as each season passes and yet the same type of singer is chosen every year it is getting old people. From the small tidbits i seen of last years finales, there were some pretty talented singers selected for a change might i add, but when it came down to the winner an Irish man was chosen. Now that is saying alot. The versitility among the singers was fantastic, but they got kicked off because they did bring a different singing style. So to all fans of this show please do not take this badly, i just believe if the different styles could get more of a chance then maybe i will tune in again. But hell ya can only work with what the judges place in the finale. So who is really to blame for the lack of interest.moreless

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    Game Show, Music, Reality