Idols (season 5)

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Idols (Finland)
Season 5
Broadcast from February 3 – May 15, 2011
Judges Nina Tapio
Jone Nikula
Sami Pitkämö
Host(s) Heikki Paasonen
Niina Herala
Janne Kataja (Idols Studio)
Broadcaster MTV3
Finals venue Hartwall Areena
Martti Saarinen
Song "Se alkaa taas"
Ali Elkharam

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.[1]

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.

Regional auditions[edit]

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

Elimination Chart[edit]

There were twelve semifinalists, six females and males.

Top 12 Winner
Safe Eliminated Bottom 4
Stage: Semi-Finals Finals
Week: 3/6 3/10 3/13 3/17 3/20 3/24 4/3 4/10 4/17 5/1 5/8
Place Contestant Result
1 Martti Saarinen Bottom 4 Winner
2 Ali Elkharam Elim
3 Hennariikka Syvänne Elim
4 Ilpo Kaikkonen Elim
5 Stina Girs Bottom 4 Elim
6 Lotta Sandholm Elim
7–8 Jerkka Virtanen Elim
Fatima Koroma Elim
9 Jusu Wirekoski Elim
10 Anna Paatero Elim
11 Vilikasper Kanth Elim
12 Laura Itkonen 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.[2]


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