Australian Idol on the hunt for 'superstars' for its 2023 reboot

Channel Seven has announced their reboot of Australian Idol is set to hit screens in 2023, with the network on the lookout for new singing talent to appear on the show when it airs on Seven and 7plus next year.

It will have been 14 years since the show last aired when it returns next year with the network announcing its talent search is now in its early stages.

Australian Idol's James Matheson, Marcia Hines, Mark Holden and Osher Gunsberg
Channel Seven has announced their reboot of Australian Idol, set for screens in 2023, is on the hunt for 'superstars'! Photo: Getty

"The most iconic nationwide search for a superstar is back!" they shared. "Hopefuls aged between 15 and 28 are invited to showcase their talents from anywhere in Australia by either uploading a video or singing face-to-face with an Australian Idol producer for a chance to proceed to the judges’ audition round of the competition."


They continued, "You could be joining the ranks of superstar Aussies Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Matt Corby, Ricki-Lee, Anthony Callea, Stan Walker, Casey Donovan and Courtney Act, and international icons Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert and more, all of whom launched their brilliant careers on the Idol stage."

To apply, you can head to where you can either register for a Zoom audition or upload a video.

Guy Sebastian on Australian Idol
Guy Sebastian won the first season of the show in 2003 and is still one of Australia's most popular performers. Photo: Getty

Seven first announced they would be rebooting Australian Idol way back in 2020 and at the time said the show would be returning in 2022, however, it has since been pushed to next year.

At the time, Angus Ross, Seven's Director of Programming, said, "Idol is the granddaddy of them all! The biggest show in the world comes to Seven in 2022, and we know Australians are going to love it.

"We can't wait to bring Idol back to Australian audiences in 2022, putting our prime time content line-up even further ahead of the competition."

Australian Idol previously aired on Channel Ten from 2003 to 2009 with its first season finale attracting more viewers than the AFL Grand Final.

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