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World Idol (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Music  -  25 December 2003 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Nilsen ...
Himself - Winner: Norway
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Herself - USA
Peter Evrard ...
Himself - Belgium
Heinz Winckler ...
Himself - South Africa
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Himself - UK
Ryan Malcolm ...
Himself - Canada
Guy Sebastian ...
Himself - Australia
Alicja Janosz ...
Herself - Poland (as Alex)
Alexander Klaws ...
Himself - Germany
Diana Karazon ...
Herself - Pan-Arabic Region
Jamai Loman ...
Himself - Netherlands (as Jamai)
Randall Abrahams ...
Himself - Judge: South Africa
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Himself - Judge: USA
Nina De Man ...
Herself - Judge: Belgium
Ian Dickson ...
Himself - Judge: Australia
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Guy Sebastian was originally going to sing "When Doves Cry" but Prince wouldn't allow it. See more »

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Pete Waterman (UK Judge): [after Alicja Janosz performance] you're completely barmy, you're completely barmy.
Alicja Janosz: No I'm not.
Pete Waterman (UK Judge): You are if you would just calm down for a few minutes, we could hear how good you are, you're as bad as 'im
[referring to Polish Judge Kuba Wojewodzki]
Alicja Janosz: No please no, not like him!
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Great possibilities, but failed to follow through!
23 November 2005 | by (Trondheim, Norway) – See all my reviews

This show was, of course, totally unnecessary, but it was kinda fun to see all the contestants from the other countries as well as my own.

I do have to say that I was quite taken aback by some of the comments from some of the judges, especially from Simon Cowell. I mean, it's OK if they don't think they sing good enough, but do they have to pick on what people look like? I don't think singing has anything to do with how you look. I must admit, I laughed pretty hard after the hobbit-comment from the Australian judge after Kurt's song. I think it was hilarious, but it wasn't meant as a criticism, I think he meant it like a joke, really. But some of the comments were plain mean! And yes, I know they're supposed to be mean, to put you off, but it seemed to me like they were attacking all the idols that didn't come from either the States, Australia or the UK.

Now, I know this may sound a bit biased since I'm from Norway, but I do think the world picked the right winner. I mean, the only real competition to Kurt was Kelly Clarkson and Will Young, and I think they are both great singers. The problem with Kelly is that she likes to show off her improvisational skills a bit too much, it's all a bit too Mariah Carey. And Will, I mean, he just ruined a great song, a classic! There is no man alive that should sing "Light My Fire", 'cause the only man who ever got it right died in the seventies! And if you have to sing that song, at least do it in the original version, 'cause the version Will sung was basically crap! I mean, it was boring, he had no real emotion for the song, and it seems to me like he just stood there and recited a lyric, without knowing the meaning behind it.

All in all, I think it had the possibility of being a good show, but it just wasn't. Sure, it was fun to hear some of the comments from the judges, but there weren't really a lot of really good singers there. Some of them couldn't even hold a tune. But some of the idols were pretty good, like Ryan Malcolm and Guy Sebastian, but I would have liked the rest of them to have a bit of a higher standard than they did. I'm very happy with the winner though!


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