Idol 2006 (Sweden)
|Broadcast from||August 29 – December 1, 2006|
Claes Af Geijerstam
The third season of Idol premiered in Sweden on August 29, 2006 and continued until its grand finale on December 1, when 24-year-old Markus Fagervall from Övertorneå was crowned winner. The series gained a record-breaking 1.1 million viewers during its first episode, and was the last season to feature Claes af Geijerstam as a judge, who left the series citing financial issues.
- Daniel Breitholtz – Sony BMG manager
- Peter Swartling – Record producer
- Kishti Tomita – Vocal coach
- Claes af Geijerstam – Musician
- Tobbe Blom
- Johan Wiman
- Malmö: April 6, 2006
- Gothenburg: April 22, 2006
- Falun: April 30, 2006
- Umeå: May 6, 2006
- Stockholm: May 13, 2006
More than 6000 people auditioned.
The Top 11 Finalists
- Cissi Ramsby, 20, Järvsö | Audition song: "Aint No Sunshine"
- Danny Saucedo, 20, Stockholm | Audition song: "I Swear"
- Erik Segerstedt, 23, Uddevalla | Audition song: "Feeling Good"
- Felicia Brandström, 19, Floda | Audition song: "Dreams Come True"
- Jessica Myrberg, 22, Gothenburg | Audition song: "Because Of You"
- Johan Larsson, 18, Vänersborg | Audition song: "Show Me Heaven"
- Jonas Snäckmark, 20, Halmstad | Audition song: "You Raise Me Up"
- Linda Seppänen, 21, Tungelsta | Audition song: "Sick Of It All"
- Markus Fagervall, 24, Övertorneå | Audition song: "Red"
- Natalie Kadric, 21, Bålsta | Audition song: "Hot Stuff"
- Sara Burnett, 19, Karlstad | Audition song: "I Know What Love Is"
Semi Final Qualifyings
Format: Two out of five semi-finalists made it to the live finals each day (competing in gender-divided groups), based on public phone voting. Two additional semi-final contestants who had not initially gained enough votes was also chosen by the public to advance to the finals, along with a wildcard chosen by the judges.
|September 18||Linda Seppänen||Jessica Myrberg|
|September 19||Markus Fagervall||Danny Saucedo|
|September 20||Sara Burnett||Felicia Brandström|
|September 21||Johan Larsson||Jonas Snäckmark|
|Cissi Ramsby||Erik Segerstedt|
|Judges' Wildcard||Natalie Kadric|
Finals Elimination Chart
|September 29||My Idol||Sara Burnett||Jessica Myrberg||Erik Segerstedt|
|October 6||Swedish Hits||Natalie Kadric||Jonas Snäckmark||Jessica Myrberg (2)|
|October 13||Millennium Hits||Jessica Myrberg (3)||Linda Seppänen||Johan Larsson|
|October 20||Rock||Jonas Snäckmark (2)||Cissi Ramsby||Johan Larsson (2)|
|October 27||Audition Songs||Linda Seppänen (2)||Cissi Ramsby (2)||Johan Larsson (3)|
|November 3||Unplugged||Danny Saucedo||Cissi Ramsby (3)|
|November 10||Motown||Cissi Ramsby (4)||Erik Segerstedt (2)|
|November 17||Love Songs||Felicia Brandström|
|November 24||Jury's Choices||Johan Larsson (4)|
|December 1||Erik Segerstedt (3)||Markus Fagervall|
|Btm 3||Btm 2||Runner-up|
|Btm 3||Btm 3||Btm 3||Elim|
|Btm 2||Btm 2||Btm 2||Elim|
|Btm 2||Btm 3||Elim|
Idol 2006 album
Det bästa från Idol 2006 (The Best from Idol 2006) is a sampling Swedish Idol 2007 shows. It was released on 21 November 2007.
- Official homepage (Swedish lang.)