Guitar Idol

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Guitar Idol is an international online talent competition for unknown guitarists. The guitarists compete through 3 online heats and one online knock-out round, for a chance to fill 12 places to play at the London International Music Show. The competition has been running since 2008.[1] The competition was postponed in 2010 due to the London International Music Show not having sufficient funds to go ahead with it that year.


  • 2008 Gustavo Guerra from Brazil.[2][3]
  • 2009 Jack Thammarat from Thailand.[3]
  • 2010 The competition was postponed due to issues with obtaining a venue for the live final.
  • 2011 (Guitar Idol III) Don Alder from Canada.[3]
  • 2014 (Guitar Idol IV) Andre Nieri from Brazil.
  • 2016 (Guitar Idol VI) Phil Short.
  • 2018 (Guitar Idol VII) Paulo Romão Zorba from Brazil.

[4] from UK


  1. ^ "Guitar Idol Launch". Archived from the original on 2009-05-24. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
  2. ^ "John O'Groat Journal".[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "'s Guitar Idol channel". licklibrary. Archived from the original on 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  4. ^ "Phil Short – Rock Fusion Guitarist".

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