Doesn't change the fact that Shannon Noll was robbed.
Australian Idol will be hitting Aussie screens once again in 2022, The Seven Network announced today, which is something to get excited about if that's what you're into. Personally, Australian Idol ended for me after Shannon Noll was robbed in season one, way back in 2003. My lord where has the time gone.
"Idol is the granddaddy of them all," said Seven's director of programming Angus Ross in a statement. "The biggest show in the world comes to Seven in 2022, and we know Australians are going to love it. We can't wait to bring Idol back to Australian audiences in 2022, putting our prime time content line-up even further ahead of the competition."
The biggest show in the world is a mighty big claim for a glorified karaoke competition, but I'm not one to stomp on anyone's dreams. So get excited for the world's biggest show to come to Channel Seven in just over a year I guess. If we haven't descended into full-scale global conflict by then, that is.
Interestingly, Seven will also be adding The Voice and Australia's Got Talent to its roster in 2021, which begs the question: how much singing 'talent' can Seven dig up? Where will they find such reserves of these poor fools to thrust upon the blinding stage to dance and sing for us in the name of corporate entertainment? We're not so big, surely we have about 13 good singers left to be discovered. And what happens once they're snapped up?
Well, my guess is conscription. Or a sophisticated scouting network. So, as your friend, I'd urge you caution next time you think about hitting a solid note in the shower, lest you be dragged away by a band of The Seven Network's footsoldiers and heaved to a dreaded Australian Idol audition. A fate I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
Written by David Allegretti, Melbourne-based writer at MTV Australia. Enjoy shit takes and pics of my dog on Twitter and Instagram.