Published on 11 Jan 2014 | over 3 years ago
Pakistan Idol , Episode 11 , 10th January 2014 , Full Show , Geo TV
Pakistan Idol (Urdu: پاکستان آئڈل) is a Pakistani reality singing competition that is part of the Idols franchise created by Simon Fuller and owned by 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia. It is the 50th adaptation of the familiar reality competition format introduced in the British series Pop Idol in 2001 and borrows heavily from its American and Indian counterparts. It is developed for the Pakistani entertainment market by Geo TV.
Geo TV acquired the production rights for Pakistan Idol as early as 2007 but could not begin production due to the security conditions in the country and abstruse quandaries of production. The production officially began in September 2013 when three prominent celebrities from the Pakistan entertainment industry were chosen to constitute the judging panel for the show. The series was officially launched on 19 September 2013 with the initial auditions beginning the same day and continuing until 25 October 2013. It was first broadcast on television on 6 December 2013.
The series aims to find new solo recording artists from across Pakistan and the winner would be decided by viewers' votes through the Internet, telephone and text messages. A series of 41 episodes are planned for the first season with special behind-the-scenes episodes which will be aired during the finals week. The series attracted tens of thousands of people from across the 850 cities, towns and villages in Pakistan while the series' official telecom sponsor Mobilink reported that it received 10,861 call-in entries through its mobile auditions after the lines were opened for general public. The Geo TV management is hopeful the series would boost its target rating point average; however due the strict advertising guidelines set by Ofcom, the series saw delays in its launch on the United Kingdom screens
PAKISTAN IDOL PHENOMENON
After mesmerizing an incredible 460 million viewers in over 150 countries worldwide for more than a decade, television's biggest 'Star' maker reality show now comes to Pakistan!
6.5 billion Voters in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America have greatly enjoyed this exhilarating, highly rated show that helped numerous aspirants to launch themselves as extraordinary talents.
Pakistan Idol is here to offer you an exceptional opportunity to transform all your grand dreams, hopes and aspirations into a living reality. Since its inception in 2001, the world's most popular singing reality show has enabled millions of dreamers to not only exhibit their talent on a grand scale but also test their fate. You too can explore your potential and reach for the stars in the grandest reality contest of the country, PAKISTAN IDOL.
WHO CAN BE A PAKISTAN IDOL?
If you are between 15 to 30 years, have the talent to sing and the confidence to express yourself in a unique fashion then you can immediately register to audition for PAKISTAN IDOL.