Touchdown — ‘Australian Idol’ Is Back For Its 20th Anniversary Bonanza

Australian Idol 2024 season details

Do you remember the excitement of 2003? Being a kid, staying up too late, being glued to a finale like no other? Do you remember where you were when Guy Sebastian beat Shannon Noll, becoming the very first Australian Idol winner?

If you have share these fond feelings, it’s time to relive them again, because Australian Idol is returning tonight.

What’s more, this fresh season of Australian Idol is shaping up to be more exciting than ever. This year, Australian Idol will be kicking off its 20th anniversary with one of its iconic judges returning to the panel. 

But who is this mystery judge? What other Australian Idol details have been dropped? Here’s everything we know about this upcoming season of songs.

Australian Idol’s 2024 Judges

The 2024 judging panel of Australian Idol is full of familiar faces. In fact, Kyle Sandilands and Amy Shark, both of whom were judges in 2023, have returned. Kyle is best known for hosting numerous reality competitions and making foolish remarks on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. Amy is a musician best known for releasing the albums Love Monster and Cry Forever.

Additionally, one of Australian Idol’s most beloved judges, Marcia Hines, is returning. Marcia was one of Australian Idol‘s main judges from 2003 until 2009. Outside of Idol, she’s best known for her decades-long music career, which saw her inducted into ARIA’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Australian Idol’s 2024 Hosts

The two hosts of Australian Idol’s 2024 season are Ricki-Lee Coulter and Scott Tweedie. Ricki-Lee is an Australian Idol veteran. In 2004, she took home seventh place and later returned to the series in 2008 as a backstage host. The following year, she became a front-facing host.

Meanwhile, this is Scott’s second year hosting Australian Idol. Scott is best known for hosting the Prank Patrol on ABC. 

Australian Idol’s 2024 Contestants

Some of Australian Idol’s 2024 contestants include:

  • Dylan from Bangalow, NSW
  • Amelia from Harrisdale, WA
  • Denvah from Rockhampton, NSW
  • Jesse from Landsdale, NSW
  • Drea from Perth, WA
  • Kym from Lightsview, SA
  • Tommi from Busselton, WA
  • Trent from Emu Park, WA
  • Ivana from Mill Park, VIC
  • Cynthia from Kurunjang, VIC
  • Jackson from Werribee, VIC
  • Amy from Broome, WA
  • Saoirse from Burleigh Heads, QLD 
  • Billy from Smythes Creek, VIC

Australian Idol’s 2024 Trailer

Australian Idol’s 2024 Prize Money

The winner of Australian Idol’s 2024 season will score $100,000.

Australian Idol’s 2024 Release Date

Get ready, because Australian Idol’s 2024 season premieres tonight, Monday, January 29, at 7.30PM.

Where to Watch Australian Idol in 2024

Once it premieres, Australian Idol will be available on both Channel 7 and the 7 Plus app. But if you want to catch up this year’s season, that is also available on 7 Plus. 

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