|Created by||Fremantle Media & Kanal D|
|Country of origin||Turkey|
|Original channel||Kanal D|
2004 – 2004
|Finalists||(With dates of elimination)
|Simge Bağdatlı||19 June|
|Sertaç Yanmaz||12 June|
|Ufuk Çakir||5 June|
|Abedin Sakirov||29 May|
|Faruk Emre Kürklüoğlu||22 May|
|Ahmet Gülsen||15 May|
|Meltem Denizci & Emrah Gökelma||8 May|
|Sevil Kul||1 May|
|Seçil Hüner Ünsal||24 April|
|Açelya Kılıç||17 April|
|Yusuf Emre Uzunca||10 April|
|Banu Ekşi||3 April|
Turkstar was a 2004 Turkish reality television singing competition show based on the popular British show Pop Idol. It was hosted by Seray Sever, Gamze Özçelik and Haldun Dormen. It had extremely low ratings and only lasted one season.
Turkstar is notable for being the only Idol franchise to have featured a singing duo (Meltem Denizci and Emrah Gökelma).
The first series of Turkstar had 9 audition cities to find the best talent in all of Turkey, including:
- Zerrin Özer - Turkish singer.
- Armağan Çağlayan - A&R BMG France.
- Ercan Saatçi - Songwriter & musician.
- Ahmet San - Musician & choreographer.
Meltem Denizci & Emrah Gökelma until now remain as the only duo to participate on an Idol show worldwide (auditioned, performed and got voted off together).
Two members of the top 3, Simge Bağdatlı and Sertaç Yanmaz, were born and raised in Germany. The latter was a semifinalist on the first season of Turkstars German equivalent Deutschland sucht den Superstar.
Semi Final Qualifyings
Format: 4 out of 10 making it in each week + one Wildcard
|March 11||Meltem Denizci &
|Simge Bağdatlı||Emrah Keskin||Faruk Emre Kürklüoğlu|
|March 18||Ahmet Gülsen||Açelya Kılıç||Yusuf Emre Uzunca||Banu Ekşi|
|March 25||Sertaç Yanmaz||Abedin Sakirov||Ufuk Çakir||Sevil Kul|
|Wildcard||Seçil Hüner Ünsal|