Australian Idol – A New Model – Will It Give The Show The Oomph It Needs?
Australian Idol will be back on our TV screens from Sunday 9 August, and it would seem they have made some major changes to ensure the formula was not getting tired in the seventh series.
Now there will be a two hour Sunday show, with the performances and the elimination occurring on the one night. The voting lines will be open during the show. It will be interesting to see how that will work, and how they will be able to prevent some performers having a greater window of time to obtain votes.
There will be no Monday show.
Andrew G will be hosting the show by himself, as James Mathieson left, however Ricki-Lee Coulter will be ‘mentoring’ the contestants in a similar role to what she had last year.
Dicko, Kyle Sandilands, and Marcia Hines are still the judges, and this is where I think the show needs a change. They either need to get in entertaining guest judges or bring a new personality in. Last year Kyle Sandilands was the most entertaining of the three. Dicko just looked tired, and Marcia was well just Marcia – bland and unopinionated.
The show will kick off with two weeks of auditions, before a week of semi finals where viewers will be able to choose who to keep in. The week after will be a wild card show.
Looks interesting and invigorated something it did need.