Both the live sing-off and verdict show will air twice weekly from mid-January on Fox8.
“American Idol will truly screen day and date. Australians will now be able to tune into this smash hit series at the same time that Americans will,” said Foxtel Exec Brian Walsh.
Top 24 Singers Revealed Thursday, February 14
Top 12 Male Singers Perform Wednesday, February 20
Top 12 Female Singers Perform Thursday, February 21
First LIVE Results Show Airs Sunday, February 24
Top 12 Finalists Perform for the First Time Wednesday, March 12
Seven cities, tens of thousands of hopeful singers, one tremendous show. Another round of auditions have been completed and the wheels are in motion for American Idol 7, when FOX8 will broadcast just five and a half hours after the US on Wednesday January 16 at 7.30pm, with the second show airing on Thursday January 17 at 7.30pm.
Idol fans will be able to get their weekly fix on Wednesday and Thursday nights as well as a behind the scenes show on Sunday nights which will spill the beans on the highs and lows of the week, all being screened at 7.30pm.
12 American Idol wannabes have been selected for the seventh season out of 70,000 hopefuls. Tune into American Idol 7, exclusively on FOX8 this summer to join our celebrity judges, Mr Nasty Simon Cowell, sharp-tongued Paula Abdul and peacekeeper Randy Jackson. FOX8 will follow the progress of the talented contestants until the grand final in May 2008.
Tune in to the live shows as the final contestants sing their hearts out to different theme shows each week, for the coveted title. Who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure? Will Simon’s favourite contestant walk away with the top prize? Who will take their place next to Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, Carrie, Taylor and Jordin to become the seventh American Idol?