Idols (Danish TV series)
|Idols: Ærlig Jagt. Ægte Talent.|
|Created by||TV3 (Denmark)|
|Country of origin||Denmark|
|Original channel||TV2 (Denmark)|
|Original release||2003 – 2004|
(With dates of elimination)
|Mirza Radonjica||December 17|
|Kasper Ehlers||December 10|
|Dorthe K. Hansen||December 3|
|Thomas Kunak Andersen||November 26|
|Lærke Blendstrup||November 19|
|Michael Christensen||November 12|
|Michael Friis Holm||November 5|
|Emil Uldahl||October 29|
|Claus Kruuse||October 22|
|Rikke Emma Niebuhr||Winner|
|Louise Baltzer Jensen||November 16|
|Simon Søndergaard||November 9|
|Søren Fruergaard||November 9|
|Theis Andersen||October 19|
|Nadia Malm Hansen||October 12|
Idols: Ærlig Jagt. Ægte Talent. was the Danish version of the worldwide TV format Pop Idol which was broadcast on TV3 Danmark. There were only two seasons for the show. The winners were Christian Mendoza in 2003 and Rikke Emma Niebuhr in 2004. The program was canceled due to weak viewership.
- Thomas Blachman - an acclaimed jazz musician, composer and five times Grammy award-winner; Blachman has composed solo chamber music and for ballets and string quartets, and worked with leading artists such as Caroline Henderson, Maya Albana, Remee & Al Agami.
- Kjeld Wennick - a musician, manager and publisher; the founder of Mega Records in 1983 which had global success with the groups Ace of Base & Modern Talking; also the founder of Capella Music International in 2002, which is dedicated to developing musical talent all over the world.
- Henriette Blix - an artists manager and former director of Virgin Records in Denmark, where she was responsible for releasing singles by the likes of Atomic Kitten, George Michael, Spice Girls, The Rolling Stones & Lenny Kravitz.
- Carsten Kroeyer - won four Grammy awards in the 1990s with the Danish chart-topping group The Nice Device, and is a songwriter and producer who has worked with international artists such as Appleton, Erasure, Victoria Beckham & Lisa Scott-Lee.
Season 1 (2003)
In mid-2003, auditions were held in Aarhus & Copenhagen. The best 30 contestants were chosen to perform in 3 groups of 10 in front of the Danish TV audience, the 3 contestants with the most votes per group advanced & one wildcard being chosen to the Top 10.
Finals elimination chart
|October 22||Film Songs||Claus Kruuse||Kaspar Ehlers||Dorthe K. Hansen|
|October 29||Disco / 70s||Emil Uhldahl||Kaspar Ehlers (2)||Dorthe K. Hansen (2)|
|November 5||80s||Michael Friis Holm||Kaspar Ehlers (3)||Dorthe K. Hansen (3)|
|November 12||Danish Songs||Michael Christensen||Christian Mendoza|
|November 19||Motown||Lærke Blendstrup||Kaspar Ehlers (4)|
|November 26||Big Band||Thomas Kunak Andersen||Dorthe K. Hansen (4)|
|December 3||Christmas / Beatles||Dorthe K. Hansen (5)|
|December 10||Love Songs||Kaspar Ehlers (5)|
|December 17||Grand Finale||Mirza Radonjica||Christian Mendoza|
Season 2 (2004)
Season two has the record for shortest Idol program in production with production lasting no more than 3 months.
Season two of Idols Denmark is often cited as the most unsuccessful of all Idol seasons with confirmed sources listing that not even 1,000 people had bothered to turn up to the auditions again in Aarhus & Copenhagen.
Finals elimination chart
|October 12||My Idol||Nadia Malm Hansen||Jacob Schink||Simon Søndergaard|
|October 19||R'n'B Hits||Theis Andersen||Julia|
|October 26||Latin Songs||Julia (2)||Rikke Emma Niebuhr|
|November 2||Rock Songs||Louise Baltzer Jensen||Rikke Emma Niebuhr (2)|
|November 9||Judges choice||Simon Søndergaard (2)||Søren Fruergaard|
|November 16||Grand Finale||Louise Baltzer Jensen(2)||Rikke Emma Niebuhr (3)|