About the show
From thousands of hopefuls, from all across Australia, it comes
down to just one.
Hosted by Andrew G and Kiwi Ricki-Lee Coulter , the show will feature guest judges and industry mentors throughout the season alongside our judges.
For the first two weeks, the audition trail will uncover this year's contestants as they take their first step in to the spotlight and showcase their extraordinary (and sometimes ordinary) talents for our judges, Ian 'Dicko' Dickson , Marcia Hines and Jay-Dee Springbett. Watch out for special celebrity judges that pop in along the way.
In week three the final 100 will be brought to Sydney Theatre Company and there will be a rollercoaster of emotions as our potential Idols are trying to prove their place in the competition.
Once we get to the finals there will be new musical themes introduced for the first time to Australian Idol as well as the inclusion of international and local mentors throughout the series.
Instruments will once again play an important role for the contestants, as they have done since their
introduction in 2006. As always, the Idol contestants have full creative control over their song choices
and musical arrangements, along with guidance from Idol's Musical Directors, and Vocal Coaches.
Contestants will perform weekly in a number of musical genres, showcasing their vocals to Australia
and competing for the viewer's vote.
Week by week, the number of performers will be reduced by one until the Australian public is presented with our two favourite Idols, competing for the coveted title of Australian Idol. Although there can only be one winner, Australian Idol has proven to be invaluable to so many of the contestants over the series, with numerous going on to launch their own successful careers in the entertainment industry.
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