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News July 4, 2022

‘Australian Idol’ Begins Casting With Cut-Off Age of 28

Senior Journalist, B2B
‘Australian Idol’ Begins Casting With Cut-Off Age of 28

“Australian Idol” has finally started casting for its upcoming season, posting a call-out for budding singers aged 15 to 28.

The show was announced way back in 2020, with the Seven Network flagging that it would be hitting screens this year.

At the time of the announcement, Seven said the “Idol” franchise was the “biggest show in the world”.

No announcement has yet been made on the host or judging panel for this iteration of “Australian Idol”, but the show is now seeking contestants.

The casting call-out is seeking those who will be aged between 15 and 28 on Sep. 1 this year and are Australian citizens or have been permanent residents for at least two years. Budding contestants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses and a valid vaccination certificate.

In addition, the aspiring singers must not have any contract, arrangement or agreement with any other TV program, producer or record label.

Those hoping to end up on the show can either upload a video or register for a face-to-face Zoom call with an “Australian Idol” producer. They can apply or register here.

The show first screened in Australia in 2003. Osher Gunsberg (then known as Andrew G) and James Mathison were hosts alongside judges Mark Holden, Marcia Hines and Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson. In later seasons, Kyle Sandilands was a judge and “Australian Idol” alumni Ricki-Lee Coulter joined the hosting team.

Other notable “Australian Idol” discoveries include Guy Sebastian, who won Season 1, Matt Corby, Casey Donovan, Rob ‘Millsy’ Mills, Em Rusciano, Jessica Mauboy

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