In this follow-up to the hit reality TV show "Popstars", the search is on for a new solo singer. Finalists are selected from auditions held in locations across the UK, and there are plenty ... See full summary »






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 Himself - Presenter / ... 43 episodes, 2001-2003
 Himself - Presenter / ... 43 episodes, 2001-2003
 Himself - Judge / ... 43 episodes, 2001-2003
Nicki Chapman ...
 Herself - Judge / ... 43 episodes, 2001-2003
Neil Fox ...
 Himself - Judge / ... 43 episodes, 2001-2003
Pete Waterman ...
 Himself - Judge 42 episodes, 2001-2003


In this follow-up to the hit reality TV show "Popstars", the search is on for a new solo singer. Finalists are selected from auditions held in locations across the UK, and there are plenty of tears from wannabe stars whose hopes are dashed by the frank comments of the judging panel. The final winner, however, will be decided by the British public in a series of telephone polls. Written by Anonymous

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Simon Cowell's nieces and nephew, Tanyette, Melissa and Joshua, were shown briefly in the audience in various episodes during the first season. See more »


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Four years on and still going strong!
6 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

It is now four years since Will Young won Pop Idol and in that time he has released three multi-platinum albums and numerous Top 5 singles, including the fabulous album "Friday's Child" which has to date sold over 1.6 million copies. His latest album "Keep On" is still in the charts.

Will has won two Brits and many other awards including "Rear of the Year" in 2005!

Will has proved to be the right choice as winner. His career is going from strength to strength. His debut film "Mrs Henderson Presents" was released in November 2005 and has received much critical acclaim. He starred with the legendary Dame Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins - not bad for a young man who was only supposed to be "temporary"! I hope they don't make any more Pop Idol programmes as the second one was awful. Will has (as someone said) spoilt it for any other programme. He is the best!

Just editing to say that Will has just completed a nine week run in Noel Coward's The Vortex at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and it was magnificent. The play has received some excellent reviews (although some were a little scathing) and played to packed houses at almost every performance. The last night was electric with the cast receiving a standing ovation.

I have just read back over some of the other reports on this page and have to laugh at people saying that the winner wouldn't last long. When Will won we had no idea what a supremely talented young man he was. It is five years since he won Pop Idol and he is now writing for his fourth album. His third album "Keep On" (in my view the best) is still selling and, with downloads, has no doubt sold well over one million copies.

I look forward to what he produced in the future, whether it is more music, appearing on the stage or on film.

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