The popular Idol series has come to Nepal! The international television show franchise, that started in England, is going to be titled ‘Nepal Idol’ for the country’s chapter.
Created by producer Simon Fuller, the singing competition was first televised in Britain as Pop Idol. As the reality show went international, it began to be broadcast by adjoining the associated country’s name with ‘Idol’. The show rose to heights of popularity when the American Fox channel’s ‘American idol’ in 2002 became a worldwide hit. The ‘Idol’ franchise is now associated to various other countries like Australia, Arab, Indonesia, New Zealand, Latin America, Poland, South Africa, Pakistan, India and Iceland. Similarly, Nepal has also associated itself with the popular franchise ‘idol’. The competition format and music will be organized by ‘Nineteen Entertainment and Fremantle media North America’.
According to Laxman Poudel, the producer of ‘Nepal idol, all the necessary research, the talent hunts and the venue have been finalized and made for the competition.
As per the international standards, the selected contestants of ‘Nepal Idol’ must go through the five rounds of selection. The auditions will be held in seven main cities of Nepal- Biratnagar, Birgunj, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Butwal, Pokhara and Nepalgunj. The audition
People from 16 to 30 years of age can compete in the open audition. The charge for the audition is free.
The reality show will soon be broadcast on AP1 Television channel.