Idol 2010 (Sweden)

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Season 7
Judges Anders Bagge
Laila Bagge Wahlgren
Andreas Carlsson
Host(s) Peter Jihde
Broadcaster TV4
Finals venue Ericsson Globe
Jay Smith
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Song "Dreaming People"
Genre(s) Rock
Minnah Karlsson

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[edit]

  • 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.[1]
  • 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[edit]

The large number of applicants to the Idol in both Göteborg[2] 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,[3] which is a record for Swedish Idol.[4]

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

Elimination Chart[edit]

Did Not Perform Female Male Top 24 Wild Card Top 11 Winner
Safe Save Last Eliminated
Stage: Quarter Wild
Semi Finals
Week: 09/27 09/28 09/29 09/30 10/01 10/08 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/05 11/12 11/18 11/26 12/03 12/10
Place Contestant Result
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
6 Elin Blom Elim JC Elim
7 Geir Rönning Top 13 Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
8 Daniel Norberg Elim JC Elim
9 Linda Varg Top 13 Btm 2 Elim
10 Alice Hagenbrant Top 13 Wdrw
11 Sassa Bodensjö Elim JC Elim
12-13 Chris Andersen Top 13 Elim
Madeleine Finck-Björgen Elim JC
Heat 4 Alicia Francke Bocio Elim
Freja Sterner
Jimmy Claeson
Heat 3 Malin Brännlund Elim
Michaela Osberg Dalja
Simon Lingmerth
Heat 2 Björn Nagander Elim
Emil Carlsson
Heat 1 Janine Nyman Elim
Jonathan Garcés
Sebastian Krantz
  • 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[edit]

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.


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