Idol 2010 (Sweden)
Laila Bagge Wahlgren
|Finals venue||Ericsson Globe|
The seventh season of Swedish Idol premiered on September 7, 2010 and concluded in December 2010 and was broadcast by TV4. Judges Anders Bagge, Laila Bagge Wahlgren and Andreas Carlsson continued to judge the show's contestants for their third year, along with, for the fourth consecutive year, Peter Jihde as host.
Changes from Season 6
- The ten finals will be held on Fridays, 5 of them in a studio in Stockholm and the other five one each at Göteborg, Karlstad, Malmö and Luleå. The finals will be again at the Globe Arena in Stockholm. It is only the second year that the show is on tour in various cities, and this year, the tour is more extended than last year and it will be the fewest shows from studio in the capital Stockholm.
- The official trailer was released in mid-August and the theme for it is "Aiming for the stars". The video features the three judges entering a spaceship and heading for the stars, searching for the next Swedish Idol. Former contestants, Agnes and Amanda Jensen is also featured in the video.
Regional auditions phase
The large number of applicants to the Idol in both Göteborg and Stockholm prompted the organizers to extend auditions by one day. According to TV4, it was also a record number who sought to Idol in the other urban areas. So far, around 11,700 people applied for Idol in 2010, which is a record for Swedish Idol.
|Episode Air Date||Audition City||Date||Audition Venue||Golden Tickets|
|September 9/10, 2010||Göteborg||April 10–11, 2010||Svenska Mässan||23|
|September 10, 2010||Karlstad||April 18, 2010||Nöjesfabriken||19|
|September 15, 2010||Malmö||April 24, 2010||Folkets Park||33|
|September 14, 2010||Luleå||May 2, 2010||Coop Arena||12|
|September 7/8th, 2010||Stockholm||May 8–9, 2010||Kulturhuset||30|
|Total Golden Tickets||128|
|Did Not Perform||Female||Male||Top 24||Wild Card||Top 11||Winner|
|1||Jay Smith||Top 13||Winner|
|2||Minnah Karlsson||Top 13||Saved||Btm 2||Btm 2||Runner-Up|
|3||Olle Hedberg||Elim||VC||Btm 2||Elim|
|4||Linnea Henriksson||Top 13||Btm 2||Elim|
|5||Andreas Weise||Top 13||Btm 3||Btm 2||Elim|
|7||Geir Rönning||Top 13||Btm 2||Btm 2||Elim|
|9||Linda Varg||Top 13||Btm 2||Elim|
|10||Alice Hagenbrant||Top 13||Wdrw|
|12-13||Chris Andersen||Top 13||Elim|
|Heat 4||Alicia Francke Bocio||Elim|
|Heat 3||Malin Brännlund||Elim|
|Michaela Osberg Dalja|
|Heat 2||Björn Nagander||Elim|
|Heat 1||Janine Nyman||Elim|
- On October 15 Minnah Karlsson and Alice Hagenbrant were the bottom two with Minnah being eliminated. However, since Alice withdrew shortly after Minnah was allowed to return.
Idol 2010 albums
Det bästa från Idol 2010 (The Best from Idol 2010) is a sampling Swedish Idol 2010 shows. In addition, at the beginning of the 10th series, an initial album was released containing performances during auditions to this year's series.