"Canadian Idol" is a Canadian reality singing competition show, based on the British show Pop Idol. The show is a competition to find the most talented young singer in Canada.
The show begins with a cross-Canada tour in which singers audition in front of four judges. Eventually the performers are narrowed down to 10 finalists (11 in season one due to a near-tie), with each competitor performing live. Viewers have two hours following the broadcast of the show to phone in their votes for their favourite competitor. On the following night's episode (live again), the competitor with the fewest votes is sent home. After the final two perform, viewers have more than two hours to vote. The next day (five days later in season 4; two days later in season 6), the competitor with the most votes is declared the winner. The show is taped at the John Bassett Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Canadian Idol - World Idol - Netflix
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.
Canadian Idol - Show background - Netflix
The performance show was broadcast on Christmas Day 2003, with the results show aired on New Year's Day 2004. It was produced in the United Kingdom at Fountain Studios in London, using the set from the recently completed second series of Pop Idol. After presenting the competitors, viewers from the 11 participating countries were allowed to vote by telephone, but not for the participant from their home country. All participants sang in English except for Diana Karazon, who sang in Arabic. British presenters Ant and Dec hosted the show in all English speaking countries, while local presenters hosted for their own country in the local language. The only exception to Ant and Dec's English speaking role was that CTV edited the show in Canada to use Canadian Idol host Ben Mulroney instead (the show on Fox, which used Ant and Dec as hosts, was not simulcast with the CTV feed, to prevent Canadians from calling the American toll-free number to vote for their idol, Ryan Malcolm). Victoria Beckham performed her UK No. 3 hit “Let Your Head Go” during the results interval. The show was broadcast on 11 television broadcasters worldwide.
Canadian Idol - References - Netflix