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Pop Idol is a British television shown on ITV1; the show is a contest to find the best new singer or ‘pop idol’ in the UK. The series has spun off dozens of such as American Idol . Idol . and Australian Idol .

the format was created not by TV producers but by impresario Simon Fuller. Pop combines the traditional talent with some aspects of television. One of the UK’s top-earning TV exports, Pop Idol makes use of premium-priced viewer interactivity viewers voting by telephone, telephone texting or through the red on digital television sets. The of the first series of Pop Idol in 2002 received the highest-ever vote for a UK TV show, making the one of ITV1’s most profitable. The show on ITV2, Pop Idol . also makes extensive use of phone text messages to additional revenue.

Gareth and vowed to fight fair

In the night primetime show, first audition before judges (Pete Waterman, Cowell. Nicki Chapman and Dr Fox). Often, besides the auditioners, the poorest singers are aired due to their lack of or presence. Poor singers harsh criticisms from judges, mainly Simon (which made him famous on American Idol). The judge’s often extend from to nearly laughter over performances. Some however, to stand out from the others, the notorious Eye of the Tiger performed by Wald, which became thanks to Neil Fox’s laughter.

Once auditions wrap up, narrow down the performers to a 50, themselves narrowed down in heats to ten (or in the second series finalists by a viewer vote. that, each contestant live. Viewers have hours following the broadcast of the to phone in their votes for favorite contestant. On the night’s episode (live again), the with the fewest votes is home. The show is presented by TV personalities Ant and Dec.

In the first Will Young won, Gareth Gates coming in Michelle McManus won the second contest.

Related programs or spinoffs

The Pop Idol format has launched in over a dozen worldwide. These spin-off are at Idol series.


A World Idol international special was held in December featuring national first Idol contest winners against each other; worldwide voted Norwegian Kurt Nilsen World


he two Pop Idol go head-to-head on Saturday’s final as compete for a lucrative record BBC News Online takes a at the two contenders, William Young and Gates.

William Young

Young made his first big by standing up to judge Simon after he criticised his performance as average. Up until then he had one of the less outspoken and showy But not one to take things lying the 23-year-old told Cowell he did not with his opinion, much to the of the remaining contestants. And the following Cowell was big enough to admit he had wrong and told a grinning You’ve humbled me. If pop stardom Will he has a politics degree Exeter University to fall on and has also studied drama in

William’s big grin

One of his biggest is twin brother Rupert, who can be seen in the Pop Idol audience. first brush with came with a contest run on This Morning, winning a in an ill-fated boy band. All the judges they did not remember Will the initial Pop Idol rounds as whittled the wannabes down to the 50. He was made to wait in the maybe as the judges decided whether to him through to the next round.


He puts his unmemorable performances down to the fact he was rubbish and only got into the of the contest in the later stages. As 50 stripped down to 10, Will’s began to shine through as he put his own on tunes. A favourite week for him was a live big band were in to accompany them. Will across as a natural crooner and he was more comfortable with songs than other he has had to perform such as Abba.

His big smile was as wide as ever as he the performance in his stride. From the it looked as if 17-year-old Gareth be crowned runaway winner. But in the stages of the competition there has an added air of excitement as Will has up in the stakes. At one point he was tipped by the to go on to win but once again Gareth is in as the two go head-to-head.

The two candidates are completely different in looks and sound. Will not share Gareth’s boyish looks and trademark spiky but has a big voice, big smile and bigger which his rival struggles to because of his speech problems.


Gareth Gates has the most headlines since he his quest to become a star. were surprised the Bradford had such a powerful singing after struggling to even himself to the judges during the heats. The 17-year-old has been by a severe stutter since he was and despite intensive therapy he has enormous trouble with speaking. But this has endeared him to further because of his bravery in himself through such a contest, knowing he may not be able to at crucial moments. His biggest was appearing at the first Pop Idol conference and not being able to questions from journalists.

Gareth singing Westlife

But amazingly the stutter disappears as as he opens his mouth to sing. has not been afraid to show his on live television. He memorably when his closest friend the show Zoe Birkett was voted sparking rumours they in a relationship. It was his tear-stained face adorned the front pages the day, rather than of the defeated Zoe. And Gareth has the hard work of trying to his stutter with viewers.

He has admitted the rollercoaster that has Pop Idol has got the way of his therapy, making him back into old habits. The have constantly commented has what it takes to go all the way, both his voice and look. His own is Robbie Williams, although Spears wins his vote for looking star. Gareth is a choirboy who once sang for the at Bradford Cathedral. He has had several at telly talent searches, on Steps II the Stars and Michael My Kind of Music.

He is keen to people he is not just a pretty pop and spends his spare time his own material. The singer comes a large family with younger sisters as well as foster siblings.

Screaming girls

He is studying for his in Bradford, although it is unlikely he complete his education if he wins a contract through the show. He that apart from his of singing, he would love to be so he could help other and donate money to charity. As of his pledge to Pop Idol voters, has promised not to let fame go to his head, adoring girls already his name whenever he is out. His shy and manner, along with boy good looks could be to keep him in the lead.


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