Idols (Danish TV series)

Idols: Ærlig Jagt. Ægte Talent.
Created by TV3 (Denmark)
Starring Mirza Radonjica
Kaspar Ehlers
Country of origin Denmark
Original network TV2 (Denmark)
Original release 2003 – 2004
External links
(With dates of elimination)
Season 1 (2003)
Christian Mendoza Winner
Mirza Radonjica December 17
Kasper Ehlers December 10
Dorthe K. Hansen December 3
Thomas Kunak Andersen November 26
Lærke Blendstrup November 19
Michael Christensen November 12
Michael Friis Holm November 5
Emil Uldahl October 29
Claus Kruuse October 22
Season 2-6 (2004–present)
Rikke Emma Niebuhr Winner
Louise Baltzer Jensen November 16
Simon Søndergaard November 9
Søren Fruergaard November 9
Julia October 26
Theis Andersen October 19
Jacob October 12
Nadia Malm Hansen October 12

Idols: Ærlig Jagt. Ægte Talent. was the Danish version of the worldwide TV format Pop Idol which was broadcast on TV3 Danmark. There were only two seasons for the show. The winners were Christian Mendoza in 2003 and Rikke Emma Niebuhr in 2004. The program was canceled due to weak viewership.


Season 1 (2003)

In mid-2003, auditions were held in Aarhus & Copenhagen. The best 30 contestants were chosen to perform in 3 groups of 10 in front of the Danish TV audience, the 3 contestants with the most votes per group advanced & one wildcard being chosen to the Top 10.

Filipino born Christian Mendoza won the first season over Mirza Radonjica with a 57% gain of the total vote.

Finalist Kasper Ehlers would later join series two of The X Factor, where he was part of first runners-up Alien Beat Club.

Finals elimination chart

Date Theme Bottom Three
October 22 Film Songs Claus Kruuse Kaspar Ehlers Dorthe K. Hansen
October 29 Disco / 70s Emil Uhldahl Kaspar Ehlers (2) Dorthe K. Hansen (2)
November 5 80s Michael Friis Holm Kaspar Ehlers (3) Dorthe K. Hansen (3)
Date Theme Bottom Two
November 12 Danish Songs Michael Christensen Christian Mendoza
November 19 Motown Lærke Blendstrup Kaspar Ehlers (4)
November 26 Big Band Thomas Kunak Andersen Dorthe K. Hansen (4)
December 3 Christmas / Beatles Dorthe K. Hansen (5)
December 10 Love Songs Kaspar Ehlers (5)
December 17 Grand Finale Mirza Radonjica Christian Mendoza

Season 2 (2004)

Season two has the record for shortest Idol program in production with production lasting no more than 3 months.

Rikke Emma Niebuhr from Aarhus won with 65% of the total vote over Louise Baltzer Jensen from Frederiksværk.

Season two of Idols Denmark is often cited as the most unsuccessful of all Idol seasons with confirmed sources listing that not even 1,000 people had bothered to turn up to the auditions again in Aarhus & Copenhagen.

The winner was Rikke Emma Niebuhr over the runner-up Louise Baltzer Jensen. Rikke was denied her promised contract with BMG Denmark, though her debut single Get There sold moderately well.

Finals elimination chart

Date Theme Bottom Three
October 12 My Idol Nadia Malm Hansen Jacob Schink Simon Søndergaard
Date Theme Bottom Two
October 19 R'n'B Hits Theis Andersen Julia
October 26 Latin Songs Julia (2) Rikke Emma Niebuhr
November 2 Rock Songs Louise Baltzer Jensen Rikke Emma Niebuhr (2)
November 9 Judges choice Simon Søndergaard (2) Søren Fruergaard
November 16 Grand Finale Louise Baltzer Jensen(2) Rikke Emma Niebuhr (3)
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