Australian Idol to eliminate three contestants ahead of grand finale as singing competition continues to struggle in ratings
The Australian Idol winner will be announced on March 26.
And the remaining six contestants face a ‘selection’ in the coming week, with three of them almost certainly leaving before the final.
The top six remaining singers are Amali Dimont, Phoebe Stewart, Josh Hannan, Royston Sagigi-Baira, Ben Sheehy, and Anya Hynninen.
the daily telegraph reports that the ‘final cut’ challenge for contestants is a way for Channel Seven to attract viewers who will vote for their favorite songs in the singing competition.
In its original format, Australian Idol’s final season in 2009 ran for 20 weeks, but the 2023 season will end after just 9.
The Australian Idol winner will be announced on March 26 and the remaining six contestants will be whittled down to the final three in the coming week. The finalists in the photo.
Australian Idol has struggled in the ratings this season
The much-hyped reboot has been regularly beaten in the ratings by reality TV rivals Married At First Sight and Australian Survivor since it debuted on January 30.
According to Seven’s own data, Idol averages a total of 821,000 fans per episode, which includes its metro ratings and viewers watching to catch up.
This compares poorly to MAFS, which is still the biggest thing on TV, with an average total audience of just under 2 million viewers per episode.
Australian Survivor, meanwhile, is a ratings winner for embattled Channel 10.
The much-hyped Australian Idol reboot has been regularly beaten in the ratings by Married At First Sight. In the photo
Married At First Sight continues to be the biggest thing on television with an average total audience of just under 2 million viewers per episode.
The reality competition series garners a total viewership of 1.248 million.
The prize for winning Australian Idol includes $100,000 cash and a recording contract with Sony Music.
The show launched the careers of Guy Sebastian and Shannon Noll.
Kyle Sandilands, Harry Connick Jr, Meghan Trainor and Amy Shark are the Idol judges this year.