People's Artist (TV series)

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People's Artist
Created byRossiya
Country of originRussia
No. of seasons3
Original networkRossiya
Original release2003 (2003) –
2006 (2006)

People's Artist (Russian: Народный Артист, romanizedNarodny Artist) was a Russian music competition television series, based on the popular British reality television series Pop Idol. It was produced by RTR in association with FBI Music and FremantleMedia. Season 1 and 2 were hosted by Fyokla Tolstaya and Ivan Urgant.

People's Artist remains today the only Idol series to feature miming in their "best of" show (Финальный Концерт final'niy kontsert) where none of the contestants sang live.

Season 1[edit]

Aleksey Goman won season one, with Aleksandr Panayotov coming in second.


(ages stated at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Voted Off Liveshow Theme
Aleksey Goman 20 Winner Grand Finale
Aleksandr Panayotov 19 December 19, 2003
Aleksey Chumakov 22 December 5, 2003 Songs by Alla Pugacheva/Filipp Kirkorov
Mariya Zaytseva 20 November 28, 2003 Songs by Igor Krutoy
Oksana Kazakova 21 November 21, 2003 Contestant's Choice
Anna Alina 22 November 14, 2003 Songs by Igor Nikolaev
Natalya Pavolotskaya 19 November 6, 2003 Film Songs
Irina Toporez 22 October 31, 2003 Songs by David Tukhmanov
Yuliya Valeeva 25 October 24, 2003 Rhythm and Melody
Irina Chernishova 20 Saint Petersburg October 17, 2003 Old Songs

Season 2[edit]

Kyiv, Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus were included in the auditions this season which resulted in almost all finalists from that season coming from one of the two countries and no auditions outside of Russia being held in the next season.


(ages stated at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Voted Off Liveshow Theme
Ruslan Alehno 22 Minsk Winner Grand Finale
Paulina Dmitrenko 20 Kharkiv December 19, 2004
Yury Ignatov 26 Tyumen December 11, 2004
Yuliya Vdovenko 20 Kyiv December 4, 2004
Evgeniy Anishko 20 Kyiv November 20, 2004
Vera Karetnikova 20 Minsk November 13, 2004
Dilyara Vagapova 19 Kazan November 6, 2004
Vladislav Shlykov 24 Pavlohrad October 30, 2004
Tatyana Kazyuchits 18 Minsk October 23, 2004
Darya Urizchenko 25 Minsk October 16, 2004

Season 3[edit]

This season had auditions in Moscow, Voronezh, Saratov, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg, Irkutsk and Chelyabinsk. The 125 chosen candidates (35 males and 90 females) advanced to Moscow in the theatre round where they were reduced to 10 finalists to perform live on television. Season three was hosted by Olga Shelest and Oskar Kuchera. On June 3, 2006, Amarkhuu Borkhuu won with 61.7% of the vote over Marina Devyatova.

The jury this season was:


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