Ídolos Brazil (season 3)
|Broadcast from||August 19 – December 17, 2008|
|Finals venue||Arena Skol Anhembi|
|Song||"Pensando em Você"|
Ídolos Brazil 3 (known as Ídolos 2008) was the third season of Brazilian reality interactive talent show Ídolos (and first aired on Rede Record), which premiered August 19, 2008 with the season finale airing on December 17, 2008.
Rodrigo Faro was the host and the judging panel was reduced from 4 (in seasons 1 and 2) to 3 and consisted of Luís Calainho, a music and entertainment businessman, Paula Lima, a soul singer/songwriter and Marco Camargo, a Latin Grammy Award winning music producer.
Auditions were held in the following cities:
|Episodes Air Dates||Audition City||Audition Date||Audition Venue|
|August 19, 2008 to
September 10, 2008
|Porto Alegre||May 3, 2008||Hotel De Ville|
|Salvador||May 17, 2008||Hotel Bahia Othon Palace|
|Rio de Janeiro||May 24, 2009||Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí|
|São Paulo||May 31, 2009||Ibirapuera Gymnasium|
The first day of Theater Week featured the eighty-nine contestants from the auditions round. Divided into groups, each contestant should go on stage and sing a song a capella for the judges until they stopped them. Seventy contestants advanced.
The next round required the contestants to split up in pairs and perform. Forty-five advanced to the final round of Theater requiring a solo performance.
Forty-five made it to the final round, which required the contestants singing solo with the option of playing an instrument. In the end, the judges take the contestants in groups of five and tell them if they made the final thirty.
The thirty semifinalists were randomly split into different groups. Each contestant would then sing in their respective group's night. There were three separate groups and the top three contestants from each group made it to the finals.
Six contestants who failed to make it to the finals were invited back to perform for another chance at a spot in the finals. Only one wildcard contestant (Nanda Garcia) was chosen by the public vote.
|Contestant||Age||Hometown||Audition Location||Voted Off|
|Rafael Bernardo||23||Vitória da Conquista||São Paulo||Dec 17, 2008|
|Maria Christina||19||São Bernardo||São Paulo||Dec 10, 2008|
|Paulo Cremona||23||São Paulo||São Paulo||Dec 03, 2008|
|Nanda Garcia||23||Niterói||Rio de Janeiro||Nov 26, 2008|
|Lorena Chaves||21||Belo Horizonte||São Paulo||Nov 19, 2008|
|Cássia Raquel||21||Rio de Janeiro||Rio de Janeiro||Nov 12, 2008|
|Amandí Cortez||26||João Pessoa||Salvador||Nov 05, 2008|
|Pedrinho Black||23||Uberlândia||São Paulo||Oct 29, 2008|
|Tiago Mattos||18||Curitiba||Porto Alegre||Oct 22, 2008|
|Top 30||Top 10||Winner|
|Safe||Safe First||Safe Last||Eliminated|
|1||Rafael Barreto||Top 10||Bottom 2||Winner|
|2||Rafael Bernardo||Top 10||Bottom 2||Bottom 2||Runner-Up|
|3||Maria Christina||Top 10||Bottom 3||Bottom 2||Elim|
|4||Paulo Cremona||Top 10||Bottom 3||Elim|
|5||Nanda Garcia||Elim||Top 10||Bottom 2||Bottom 2||Elim|
|6||Lorena Chaves||Top 10||Bottom 3||Bottom 3||Elim|
|7||Cássia Raquel||Top 10||Bottom 3||Elim|
|8||Amandi Cortéz||Top 10||Bottom 2||Elim|
|9||Pedrinho Black||Top 10||Elim|
|10||Tiago Mattos||Top 10||Elim|
|Dyggo de Deus|
- "Rafael Barreto vence o reality show "Ídolos"" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-12-18.