SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE

American Idol

Genres: Music, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: SABC2, M-Net, M-Net Series Reality, M-Net Series, Vuzu, Vuzu Amp

Rate:

8.1

Add to Show Favourites

Seasons

Season 11

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Fox 18 Jan 2012 23 May 2012 Wednesdays, 20h00 - 22h00 40
M-Net 28 Jan 2012 25 May 2012 Saturday/Sunday 40
SABC2 14 Mar 2013 24 Aug 2013 Thursday/Saturday 40


Season 11

Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and returning judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, television's No. 1 series continues with a special, extended broadcast.

Every year, tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the nation audition for a shot at stardom. The show's judges – Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler – travel across the country in search of the next American Idol.

They narrow down the competitors to a select group of semifinalists who sing their hearts out each week in front of a studio audience and television viewers.

The judges have their say after every performance, but it's the viewing public that determines who will advance to the next round of competition and who will go home. Telephone, text message and online voting begin immediately after each performance show, and the results are announced during the following night's broadcast.

Eventually the competition is whittled down to two finalists who compete for a major recording contract and the American Idol title.

Past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze and Scotty McCreery, as well as fan-favourites Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, have all become household names and made their mark on the recording industry.

Nominated for ten 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, American Idol is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America Inc.

The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.


Season 11 Cast

as
Host - Himself

as
Judge - Himself

as
Judge - Herself

as
Judge - Himself

as
Herself

as
Himself

as
Himself

as
Himself

as
Performer - Himself

as
Performer - Himself

as
Performer - Herself

as
Performer - Herself

as
Performer - Herself

as
Guest Mentor - Himself

as
Guest Mentor - Himself

as
Image Advisor - Himself

as
Musical Guest - Herself

as
Musical Guest - Herself

as
Musical Guest - Herself

as
Musical Guest - Herself

as
Herself

LATEST ARTICLES

From Mzansi to Mexico: FOX's new novela The Candidate stands up to corruption

Confirmed! New premiere date. As Fox Life lies lifeless, this moves to FOX instead.


New! My Identity Teasers - October 2020

Level 1. And Star Life beats back the COVID-shutdown with the premiere of a series that was delayed because of the pandemic.


2020 Primetime Emmy Awards - all the main winners

Watchmen, Schitt’s Creek and Succession. The Top 3 winners across every creative and main category.


New on TV today: Monday 21 September

New novela Legacy begins on M-Net, who also air the 72nd Primetime Emmys live and delayed.


New on TV today: Sunday 20 September

Celebrated Love returns to SABC3 and BBC Brit invites you to Dance Around the World.


New on TV today: Saturday 19 September

Real Housewives of Jozi starts a run on Vuzu and elderly killers are profiled on SABC2's Elder Skelter.


Idols 16: Top 16 guys' song choices

See what the eight are singing come Sunday (20th).


Star Life's new series My Identity in five flash facts

Inspired by the life of a filmmaker.


Series Review: The Boys Episode 4

There's one big difference between Seasons 1 and 2. Which is my gripe with this season thus far.


Geet Teasers - October 2020

Series finale! People are dropping like flies...

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central


LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.