Published on 02 Mar 2014 | over 2 years ago
Pakistan Idol is an Pakistani reality-singing competition series created by Simon Fuller produced by 19 Entertainment TV Ltd. and distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises. It began airing on Geo Entertainment on December 6, 2013, as an addition to the Idols format based on the British series Pop Idol after the Geo TV sacquire the sproduction rights of franchise in 2007, due to abstruse quandaries of production and on security grounds fructification of franchise stops back but director and producer of content head Saad Bin Mujeed confirmed that show has been began its broadcasting in December, 2013.
It is the 50th addition to the adaptation of series called Idols format based on British series by the name Pop Idol and first adapted by Poland as Idol and then globally in 50 countries with in the decade and has been very popular since its inception, the most successful adaptation of series is of American Idol which led it to its thirteen seasons and has achieved many accolades and positive response.
The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists where the winner is determined by the viewers in Pakistan. Winners has been chosen by viewers through telephone, Internet, and SMS text. For first season the show will declared its winner after its journey of three months.
Pakistani Idol employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. The judging panel for the first season consists of country singer Hadiqa Kiani, singer/actress and comedian Bushra Ansari, and rock singer Ali Azmat. The show is originally hosted by television and film personality Mohib Mirza as of series first season from auditions to continuing on for the rest of the seasons..
The series garnered an immense reception, millions of people went out for auditions occurred in various cities of Pakistan. Mobilink one of the sponsor of the series receives 10, 861 entries for mobilink's mobile auditions from desired participants with in one day after the lines set up open for audience. The show hit the maximum of TRPs of channel and becoming popular widely over the small panned of time.Pakistani Idol is an adaptation of reality singing series competition based on British show Pop Idol, which was in turn inspired by Popstars, TV Show producer Nigel Lythgoethen saw the concept in Australia and brought over to Britain. Using the idea from Popstars of employing a panel of judges to select singers in audition, then adding other elements such as telephone voting by the viewing public (which at the time was already in use in shows such as the Eurovision Song Contest), the drama of backstories and real-life soap opera unfolding in real time, Simon Fuller then created Pop Idol. The show debuted in 2001 in Britain with Lythgoe as the producer and Simon Cowell as one of the judges, and was a big success with the viewing public.
In 2007, The president of Geo TV Imran Aslam acquired the rights of series to be adapted for Pakistan after its popularity in Indian version but due to country's critical conditions and on security bases the director of series Saad Bin Mujeeb and Geo TV cancelled the production at that time, in an interview Mujeeb said now Geo has confident about the security measures we have put in place and also more confident about our own abilities to take on this massive undertaking. At a press conference Imran Aslam, stated "Idol ban k dikhao, Pakistan is waiting for you" and said that music is an important part of culture and describe that how this stage will help people more easily to reach their dreams, he quoted some famous singers name and their journey towards music.
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