Geo Television in collaboration with Fremantle Media will be launching Pakistan Idol, the Pakistani Franchise of singing competition TV series Idols. Geo Tv Network acquired the license of Pakistani franchise of Idols series in 2007.
Originally airing in 2001 as the British television series Pop Idol, Idols was first adapted in Poland as Idol and has since adapted in over 46 regions around the world, making it one of the most successful entertainment formats in television history.
Each season, the series aims to find the most outstanding unsigned solo recording artist in a region. Through a series of mass auditions, a group of finalists are selected by a panel of judges (which usually consist of artists and record producers) who will offer their critiques on their performances. The finalists then advance to the weekly live shows where the finalist who receives the least amount of votes by television audience get eliminated. A grand finale occurs when two or three finalists are left where the winner is declared based on the largest percentage of votes. The winner receives a recording contract, monetary prizes, and a title as their nation’s Idol, SuperStar or Star.
Pakistan Idol will be the fourth franchised TV series in Pakistan that is officially licensed. Previously, Pakistani TV channels have broadcasted Survivor Pakistan, Kya Aap Banenge Crorepati (based on Who wants to be a millionaire?) and The Price Is Right.
Indian Idol which airs from Sony TV is very famous in Pakistan and very large number of people watches the show. Indian Idol first season was started in 2004 and Abhijeet Sawant won the competition in the final in March, 2005. Till now six seasons of Indian Idol have been aired. Recently Indian Idol Junior was aired from Sony TV.
American Idol was started in 2002 and till now 13 seasons have been completed successfully. It is one of the most hit shows of America.
There is no news till now as when auditions will be held for Pakistan Idol but you can send SMS to 436 in your city to know more details.
You must be between age of 15-30 years.
SMS: IDOL<space>CNIC#<space>City and send it to 436
Now it is expected that Pakistan Idol will become a big hit in Pakistan and large number of viewers will be attracted towards the channel.