American Idol returns to TEN on January 17, after several years of screening on Foxtel.
TEN’s right to exercise its license for the show caught Foxtel unawares -it had previously touted the show as part of its 2013 line-up.
But TEN has swooped on the show with judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and ex-Voice judge, Keith Urban.
So far TEN’s promos are whipping up the hyperbole referring to Urban as “Australia’s favourite son” and “the world’s biggest show.”
TEN will fast-track the series premieres 7:30pm Thursday 17 Jan and continues 8:30pm Friday 18, just hours after the US.