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Encyclopedia > Idol series
Countries that have their own versions of an Idol series. Countries that film their own versions are in blue, while those that don't are in green

The British talent search television series Pop Idol has spawned spin-offs in over 30 countries, in what is now referred to as the Idols format (as described by FremantleMedia).[1] As part of an out-of-court settlement between the Pop Idol producers and the creators of Popstars, international sales contracts of the format contain a clause preventing the local broadcaster from using the word pop in the local title. The Idol television series is managed by 19 Entertainment, a CKX, Inc. company. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1350 × 625 pixel, file size: 48 KB, MIME type: image/png) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1350 × 625 pixel, file size: 48 KB, MIME type: image/png) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This article is about the British television series. ... Media spin-off is the process of deriving new radio or television programs from existing ones (see list of television spin-offs). ... FremantleMedia (formerly All-American Television and Pearson Television) is a division of RTL Group which holds the rights to the Goodson/Todman game show library which includes such classic game shows as The Price is Right, Match Game, Ive Got a Secret, and Family Feud, as well as non... Countries which had a version of Popstars Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... 19 Entertainment, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading creator and producer of entertainment properties, including American Idol in the United States, Pop Idol in the United Kingdom, as well as versions of the Idol series in more than seventy countries around the world and US Television show So... CKX, Inc. ...


The Idol franchise is the third most popular international franchise, behind only the Weakest Link and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchises, both of which also originated in the UK. [1] Weakest Link (early episodes had the on-screen title The Weakest Link) is a television game show which first appeared in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 14 August 2000. ... For other uses, see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Format

Hosts

Each show has at least one host that directs the show, introduces the singers and delivers the results of the show. While some countries have one host, most shows have two co-hosts. As well as judges, some countries have adopted new members to the hosting/jury party.


Judges/Jury

A preselected panel of music industry representatives tour some, if not all audition cities (depending on which show) to observe and advance the auditionees throughout the show up to and including the Grand Final. The judges offer critiques and/or advice after each contestant performance, which can be positive or negative; Nouvelle Star 4 for the first time in any country introduced a red and blue "score card" type system where the jury award a blue "positive" or red "negative" rating. The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ... A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... Nouvelle Star (a. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ...


As many as 5 stable jury members have appeared in any one Idol season (Idol Poland 3), though some versions offer "guest judges" or special musical guests on the program to also offer advice. Idol is a television show on the Polish television network Polsat, based on the popular British show Pop Idol. ...


The judges of some shows gain a lot of popularity outside of the show as well as the contestants, due to them being collectively known to have a "caustic" or raw & blunt attitude towards contestants' performances, notably Simon Cowell [2], Ian "Dicko" Dickson, Kuba Wojewódzki, Paul Moss & Zack Werner amongst others. Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... Ian Dicko Dickson (born 28 March 1963 as Ian Ross Perrygrove in Birmingham, England) is a music industry and television personality in Australia. ... Kuba Wojewódzki Jakub WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Wojewódzki (born on August 2, 1963 in Koszalin, Poland) – Polish journalist, showman and comedian. ... Paul Moss Paul Raymond Moss was the AS A&R director of record company Positive Tone from its inception in 1994 until last year, Paul Moss oversaw the transformation in Malaysian music that created whole new markets for English-language artistes and new genres of music. ... Zack Werner (born Isaac Werner) in Winnipeg, Manitoba has had an extensive career in the music industry as an artist, producer, entertainment lawyer and manager. ...


Performance stages

Auditions are held in numerous places in any particular region or country that gives most people (audition entry is bound by certain legal requirements such as age and citizenship for example) the chance to sing in front of musical/television producers and if successful, they advance to a recorded televised audition where the show "judges" advance up to 300 people in some countries to the next round. “Citizen” redirects here. ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. ...


The Theatre round is where a specially selected group of auditioners from all regional auditions converge (always in the host city) to perform in three sub stages: a chorus line in groups of 10 where free song choices are allowed, a trio (or less commonly a duo or quartet) where contestants must memorize a preselected song to perform and choreograph together, and finally a solo A cappella round where contestants sing a song of their own choice without musical backing in front of friends, family, judges & fellow contestants. Trio is generally used in any of the following ways: Three musicians playing the same or different musical instrument. ... Look up Choreography in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the vocal technique. ...


Each stage of the theatre round, a number of contestants are eliminated and sent home by the judges, though in some countries there have been very few contestants brought back during the Wildcards show or by the disqualification or resignation of another contestant.


The Semi final occurs usually live or pre-recorded (in some countries) where contestants sing in a television studio fully televised; again judges give critiques but beginning at this stage, home viewers vote via telephone and SMS (and in some countries other voting mechanisms including via Internet or via Red Button) who they want to stay in the competition. During the "semi final" week, contestants receive a workshop tuition with a vocal coach to prepare their song of choice. The format started out with contestants only singing along to a piano, though other instruments & even a live band have been introduced to some versions. A television studio is an installation in which television or video productions take place, either for live television, for recording live on tape, or for the acquisition of raw footage for postproduction. ... SMS redirects here. ... Red Button is a button on the remote control of the digital television set top box in the UK and Malaysia. ...


An average semi final usually consists of 18 to 50 contestants where they either perform in an even group of contestants (three groups of ten for example) or in a "heat" type semi final where the contestants sing every week until all finalists have been chosen. During the format, a Wildcards feature was introduced which re-introduced past semi finalists to receive a second chance to become a finalist, in some shows - the judges sometimes pick one or more contestants to advance as well as the viewers' vote. As of late, live audiences have been incorporated into the semi final round.


A results show of the semi final usually airs either a few hours after the performance show or the night after where the results are given. Three or four contestants are told that they may have received highest votes, though only a selected two or three are put through to the finals.


The Live shows (aka Mottoshows, Spectacular shows or theme shows) are an elaborate and spectacular version of the semi final. There is a weekly theme on which contestants must base their song choices, such as "80's Hits" or "Hits Of Elton John" for example. In a bid to counter sagging ratings, contestants on Australian Idol were allowed to bring instruments on stage with them and had the oppourtunity to sing original material from the 2006 season, a world first. Again a results show follows the show; this time it may include group performances, musical guests or extra footage of the contestants' time on the show. The contestant/s with the lowest polled votes leaves the competition. The live shows continue until there are only two contestants left in the competition or three contestants in some cases. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Australian Idol is the Logie Award winning Australian version of the hit British TV show Pop Idol. ...


The Grand Finale occurs when there are two (or, rarely, three) contestants left in the competition. This is the pinnacle of the entire series and often highest rated show; also for some countries, it is venued in a prestige location (American Idol: Kodak Theatre, Australian Idol: Sydney Opera House. In this show a specially awarded song is sung by both remaining contestants which is ultimately slated to be released as the winner's debut single though recently in some countries this has been phased out. American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ... Australian Idol is the Logie Award winning Australian version of the hit British TV show Pop Idol. ... The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ...


During the extended results show there is usually group performances and/or special musical guests, up until the eponymous announcement of the winner of the series which is followed by an encore of the winner's single which sometimes includes pyrotechnics/fireworks. Pyrotechnics is a field of study often thought synonymous with the manufacture of fireworks, but more accurately it has a wider scope that includes items for military and industrial uses. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ...


While the show's premise is to find one winner with promises of a recording deal and other frugal benefits, the Idol series often has several contestants who go onto the same route of fame, whether they be finalists, semi finalists or even auditioners. http://www.bordermail.com.au/news/image/545592.jpg


Releases

Often, a studio compilation album and/or a CD single is made to promote the show. In some cases, DVDs of highlights of the show will be released. While these releases have sold well in countries including the United States and Australia, many countries did not release CDs after the first series.[citation needed] A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ...


Media/Sponsorship

SonyBMG is the general record company associated and affiilated with the Idols format in most countries, though countries like Iceland and Kazakhstan have affiliate labels as they do not have a local SonyBMG franchise. The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ...


Idol around the world

Main article: Idol series winners

There are currently 105 winners of the Idols format, the most recent being Natalie Gauci of Australia. This is a list of the winners of singing competitions belonging to the Idol series. ... Natalie Gauci is a contestant on Australian Idol 5 (2007). ...


World Idol

Main article: World Idol

In 2003, a World Idol competition was held, with the winners from South Africa, United States, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Norway, Pan Arabia (Arab World), Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada and Poland. World Idol (Germany: SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East: SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of the television show Pop Idol, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows around the world competing against each other. ... World Idol (Germany: SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East: SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of the television show Pop Idol, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows around the world competing against each other. ...


Kurt Nilsen from Norway was the winner. It's unclear whether there will be a World Idol 2. Kurt Erik Nilsen (born September 29, 1978 in Bergen, Norway), won the Norwegian version of the television show Pop Idol, aired on TV 2 in May 2003. ...


Themes

A notable commonality among Idol-format shows is the theme logo & intro style. Many different versions of the Idol logo and show intro have been created since Idol's inception in June 2001. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Logo

The basic plan for the logo is an oval with the particular show's name centered in a common font (Kaufmann). Mostly the name of the show is written horizontally, sometimes part of the name is angled upwards. Kaufmann is the name of a brush script typeface drawn in 1936 by Max R. Kaufmann for the American Type Founders (ATF), and now licensed by the Elsner+Flake foundry. ...

The original Pop Idol logo featured an enhanced star in the logo. The star also appeared briefly on the American Idol logo, but was scrapped early in the Season 1 auditions. Image File history File links Pop_Idol_logo. ... This article is about the British television series. ... Image File history File links Idol1. ... ... Image File history File links Idols1. ... The Judges (f. ... Image File history File links ÍdolosBrasil. ... Image File history File linksMetadata AmericanIdoltitlecard. ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... Image File history File links Canadianidoltitlecard. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... Image File history File links DSDS3. ... Deutschland sucht den Superstar (German for Germany seeks the superstar) is a German television program, also commonly known by its initials DSDS. It is the German version of Pop Idol, broadcast on RTL. The producers were not allowed to use the words pop or idol in the title (Frank Farian... Image File history File links NouvelleStar. ... Nouvelle Star (a. ... The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search For A Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. ...



The logo for some countries comes with an underline, such as Deutschland sucht den Superstar, Hrvatski Idol, Super Star, Hay Superstar, Nouvelle Star, Narodniy Artist & Super Idol. Turkstar has the only Idol logo to not use the common font style. As part of a relaunch after the first season, the French Nouvelle Star logo was changed to purple - the only logo to depart from the standard blue palette. Deutschland sucht den Superstar (German for Germany seeks the superstar) is a German television program, also commonly known by its initials DSDS. It is the German version of Pop Idol, broadcast on RTL. The producers were not allowed to use the words pop or idol in the title (Frank Farian... Hrvatski Idol is the Croatian version of Pop Idol. ... This is about the Arabic television series. ... Hay Superstar / Hye Superstar (Հայ Սուպերսթար) is the Armenian & version of the British television hit show Pop Idol. ... Nouvelle Star (a. ... Narodniy Artist is a television show based on the popular British show Pop Idol. ... Super Idol is the Greek version of the British television hit show Pop Idol. ... Turkstar is a reality television show based on the popular British show Pop Idol. ...


'Intro' sequence

The original version of the intro started with the dark blue Idol logo descending on the screen. A CGI human figure appears, with arms raised, intended to be the 'Idol' of the show's name. While the Idol figure sings, and then walks, images of guitars, microphones, cameras, and airplanes flow by, representing the life of a superstar. During this, the gender of the figure alternates between male and female. Finally, the figure is again in front of the Idol logo, raising hands in victory. Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


The US version of the intro was altered each season, including new sound effects and replacing the jet airplanes with waving flags. The flag concept was also used in the Indian Idol intro, as well as displays of famous national landmarks appearing in the first scene. Indian Idol is a popular television show on Indian television, a singing talent contest to determine the best undiscovered young singer in the country. ...


In 2005, a new version of the Idol intro was created which first appeared on the American Idol 4 season premiere. The intro includes a long section of the CGI Idol figure riding an open elevator past large vertical screens and displays and then walking down a stylized tunnel to a stage, where the figure starts to perform. On this basic template, the American and Canadian versions are customized, with past Idol winners appearing on the screens in the American version, while the Canadian version's screens featuring Canadian landmarks. The American & Canadian versions last for 30 seconds; the new intro sequences for other Idol shows only last 15 seconds, with no customization. As with the logo, the intro sequence for Nouvelle Star has a purple and blue color scheme instead of the standard light blue/light green. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. ... For the group sometimes known as Landmark, see Landmark Education Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature, used by explorers and others to find their way back through an area on a return trip. ...


Similar shows

Similar formats produced by Fremantle Media and/or 19 Entertainment

American Juniors also known as 19 Juniors was a reality television series broadcast on the Fox Network as a spin-off of the immensely popular American Idol, created by Simon Fuller and 19 Television, FremantleMedia, directed by Bruce Gowers and produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick. ... The X Factor is a British popular music talent show, broadcast on Saturdays on ITV1 (with spinoff behind-the-scenes shows The Xtra Factor and X Factor 24/7 screened on ITV2). ... Arab States redirects here. ... The X Factor The X Factor was a 2005 Network Ten television show which was based on the UK television show The X Factor, broadcast on ITV. It was a music talent elimination show split over three categories: group, solo 16-25 and solo 25 and over. ... X Factor, the Belgian version of the British format The X Factor started screening in late 2005 on VTM. The judges were Kris Wauters, Jean Blaute and Liliane Saint-Pierre, the series was hosted by Koen Wauters. ... El Factor X, the first Latin American version of the British format The X Factor, which was made in Colombia, started screening in September 2005 and ended by December. ... X Factor, the Dutch version of the British show The X Factor started screening in late 2006 on RTL 4. ... Sekret Uspekha (Russian: Секрет Успеха) is a Russian popular music talent show, broadcast on Saturdays on RTR . ... Factor X is the Spanish version of the British TV series The X Factor. ... Americas Got Talent is an American reality television series on the NBC television network. ...

Other shows with a similar format

ORF may refer to: Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austrias national public-service broadcaster An open reading frame The IATA airport code for Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk, Virginia An acronym for Open Relay Filter, which is an email anti-spam function. ... Oban Airport (IATA: OBN, ICAO: EGEO) is located at Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ... Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... Super Girl 超级女声 This article is about the singing contest. ... Fame Academy is the name of televised competition to search for and educate musical talents. ... Countries which had a version of Popstars Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... Logo of Minutes to fame Minutes to Fame (Traditional Chinese: ) is a game show on Hong Kongs TVB Jade, modelled after Pop Idol and American Idol, and similar to Americas Got Talent. ... REDIRECT Television Broadcasts Limited ... Megasztár - Voice of the Year was a Hungarian voice talent television series, running, through three seasons, from 2003 to 2006 on TV2. ... SBS Broadcasting Group (normally referred to as just SBS, which originally stood for Scandinavian Broadcasting System) is a European broadcasting group, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses in Western and Central and Eastern Europe. ... Youre A Star is a singing contest in Ireland, created by Screentime ShinAwiL and Radio Telefís Éireann. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For Korea as a whole, see Korea. ... Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is one of four major national South Korean television and radio networks. ... Schlager (German Schlager, literally a hit) is a style of popular music that is prevalent in northern Europe, in particular Germany and Scandinavia, but also to a lesser extent in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. ... One in a Million is Malaysias first ever reality singing competition to offer a RM 1,000,000 prize to the winner. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... 2M logo 2M TV is a Moroccan TV service established by the largest Moroccan economic conglomerate ONA before being sold to the Moroccan state. ... Search For The Star In A Million is a reality singing competition aired on ABS-CBN. Season two is currently airing. ... Project SuperStar (simplified Chinese: ) is a singing talent search competition organised by MediaCorp and broadcast every Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm on Channel U in Singapore. ... Gente de Primera is the name of the Spanish Reality TV program on TVE where famous popstars take members of the public and make them popstars over 12 weeks. ... Sirasa SuperStar (Lankan Idol) is a musical reality show conducted in Sri Lanka by the TV channel Sirasa TV. Its aim is to find the most talented upcoming singer in the country. ... Countries which had a version of Popstars Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... Nashville Star is a television program broadcast on the USA Network in the United States and CMT in Canada. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... The WBs Superstar USA was a television show that spoofed the popular show American Idol. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ...

Fictional material based on Idol

American Dreamz is a 2006 comedy film that satirizes both American politics and popular entertainment. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... Anika Noni Rose, Katherine Bailess and Kelly Clarkson in From Justin to Kelly. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer. ... Justin Guarini (born Justin Eldrin Bell on October 28, 1978 in Columbus, Georgia) is a singer/songwriter, actor who rose to fame in 2002, as the first runner-up on the debut season of the television show “American Idol”. His father, Eldrin Bell, is a former Atlanta Chief of Police. ... The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search For A Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. ... Instant Star is a Canadian television program and a Gemini Award winner starring adolescent music competition winner Jude Harrison portrayed by Alexz Johnson. ... Realiti is a television series starring Chelsia Ng, Ashraf Sinclair, Melissa Maureen, Alvin Wong, Azizan Nin, Radhi Khalid and Maria Farida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Delon Delon (full name Stanislaus Alexander Liauw Delon Thamrin) is a Chinese-Indonesian singer and runner-up in the 2004 Indonesian Idol. ...

See Also

  • List of television show franchises

This is a list of television shows that were franchised and adapted in different version. ...

External links

  • Clips of some of the Best International Idols
  • Clips of some of the Worst International Idols

References

  1. ^ Idols, FremantleMedia website, accessed 2006-12-03
  2. ^ Simon Cowell lied about not knowing his mean comments were being recorded, RealityBlurred.com, accessed 2006-12-03
  3. ^ Ethiopian Idol official website
  4. ^ "Showmanship, demolished the wall(Korean), The Hankyoreh, Retrieved on June 6, 2007
  5. ^ Sao Mai official website

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