Idols (season 5)
|Broadcast from||February 3 – May 15, 2011|
Janne Kataja (Idols Studio)
|Finals venue||Hartwall Areena|
|Song||"Se alkaa taas"|
The fifth season of Finnish Idol premiered on February 3, 2011 on MTV3. Nina Tapio and Jone Nikula returned as judges, and Sami Pitkämö replaced Patric Sarin as a judge. Heikki Paasonen returned as the show's host, but his co-hosts from the previous season did not return as they were replaced by Niina Herala.
Idols tekee hyvää, a Finnish version of the hugely acclaimed American Idol Gives Back program, was held for the first time on April 24, 2011. The concert was hosted by Heikki Paasonen and Idols' original hostess Ellen Jokikunnas, who replaced Niina Herala for that one episode.
This season also includes a new show called Idols Studio, which replaces Idols Extra. Hosted by Idols Extra's earlier host Janne Kataja, the show includes conversations with varying guests. The show is aired on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm (earlier 6:30 pm) EET on MTV3.
|Episode Air Date||Audition City||Date||Audition Venue||Golden Tickets|
|February 3, 2011||Kuopio||October 19–20, 2010||Kuopion musiikkikeskus||15|
|February 6, 2011||Rovaniemi||October 26–27, 2010||Rovaniemen kaupungintalo||9|
|February 10/13, 2011||Tampere||December 3–4, 2010||Tampere Hall||27|
|February 17/20, 2011||Helsinki||December 18–19, 2010||Tapahtumatalo Bank||28|
|Total Golden Tickets||79|
There were twelve semifinalists, six females and males.
|1||Martti Saarinen||Bottom 4||Winner|
|5||Stina Girs||Bottom 4||Elim|
- Lassi Valtonen was selected as one of the semi-finalists, but he decided to withdrew. He was replaced by a new competitor (Vilikasper Kanth), which was selected 10 March 2011.