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American Idol coming to the UK on 5* (5 Star)

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Written by : published Sunday 14th October 2012

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5* (5 Star) have secured the UK rights to air Fox's American Idol which previously aired on ITV2 in the UK.

Katie Keenan, Head of Acquisitions, Channel 5, said "American Idol is immense. We believe it's going to be a defining show for 5* building on an already impressive schedule"

Justin Hatfield, SVP Sales for UK, Eire and Scandinavia, FME said, "American Idol is one of the world’s biggest and most established entertainment brands. The series has won over audiences globally with its mix of top talent, performances and superstar judging panel. We look forward to working with 5 *on what promises to be another smash hit series."

American Idol has been the number one entertainment programme in the USA for the past nine consecutive seasons, with a peak audience of 21.9 million viewers. The series has become a global phenomenon, having reached audiences in over 190 countries worldwide. However idol has competition(while not directly) in the form of NBC's The Voice and Fox's own The X Factor.

American Idol season 12 on 5*

The series debuted in 2002, and has since followed thousands of hopefuls across the USA audition in the quest for superstardom. Success stories from previous seasons include singers Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks.

A new generation of judges join for this season as quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter and rapper Nicki Minaj and the four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban take their seats on the panel beside superstar judge Mariah Carey and returning judge Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest returns to host. American Idol is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

Fox's American Idol is due to return in the US this January for its 12th season and brand new episodes will air on 5* during the same week.

Will you be watching American Idol season 12 on 5*? Let me know what you think below in the comments or on twitter @thetvking.

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