Fans of American Idol (AI) will be able to continuewatching this popular reality singing competition on free TV. For the seventhseason of AI, judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and SimonCowell as well as host Ryan Seacrest, will be seen on QTV-11 instead ofABC-5.
American Idol Season 7 will have a two-night premiere onJanuary 16 and 17 in the Philippines via QTV-11, the sister channel of GMA-7.Part 1 will air on Wednesday at 6 pm while Part 2 will air on Thursday also at6 pm. The Wednesday telecastwill be replayed on Saturday 4 pm while the Thursday telecast will be replayedon Sunday, also at 4 pm. For those unable to watch both episodes, thetwo-part premiere will be aired again on January 19 at 4 pm.
The two-part premiere shows the auditions that started as early as July 2007 in San Diego, California. Otheraudition venues are Dallas, Omaha, Atlanta, Charleston, Miami and Philadelphia.
The viewing public will be able to witness the search forthe next American Idol who is expected to live up to the standards set by Idolalumni and current hitmakers Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino,Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, and Jordin Sparks.
American Idol Season 7 promisesa more talented batch of contestants, who shall be allowed to play instrumentsduring their performances.
Aside from a singing contract and cashprizes, the winner of American Idol Season 7 will also get the chance toparticipate in American Idol All Star show, which will feature all the 7winners of American Idol (from Season 1 to Season 7) scheduled topremiere later this year. Aside from this, GMA-7 is expected to air thelocal version of the reality talent search, Pinoy Idol, in April.
QTV can be seen on the following channels: QTV-11 on free TV, on Skycable aschannel 24, on Destiny cable as channel 15, on Sun Cable as Channel 19.Meanwhile, in Cebu and Davao, it is on channel 27.