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:: auditions
:: finalist


:: TOP 12

Amali Ward, 16
Angie Narayan, 26
Anthony Callea, 21
Casey Donovan, 16
Chanel Cole, 26
Courtney Murphy, 24
Dan O'Connor, 25
Daniel Belle, 21
Emelia Rusciano, 25
Hayley Jensen, 21
Marty Worrall, 26
Ricki-Lee Coulter, 18

|| Australian Idol 3: 2005

Australian Idol

|| Auditions

The audition details for the highly anticipated second series of Australian Idol were announced in a national television special. Australian Idol producers also expand audition locations to take in Canberra, Hobart and Darwin for the first time.

Here are the full audition details for the second series of Australian Idol.

Tamworth Regional Ent. Centre
Wednesday April 14

Canberra Stadium
Thursday April 22

Derwent Ent. Centre
Wednesday April 28

Melbourne Park Function Centre
Saturday May 1
Sunday May 2

Suncorp Piazza
Saturday May 8
Sunday May 9

Hotel Adelaide International
Saturday May 15

Marrara Oval
Thursday May 20


Ascot Racecourse
Sunday May 23

Sydney Convention Centre
Saturday May 29
Sunday May 30

Auditions commence at 8.30am.
You must be 16 or over and under 28 years of age on June 30, 2004


|| The next round

The top 117 contestants went through to the next major competition round which was held over a week in June 2004. Their performances were recorded in Sydney at the Seymour Centre.

Of these 117 participants, just the top 30 [down from last year's top 40] will progress to the next performance round. Once the top 30 have been selected, they will be split into smaller groups. Each week a different group will be featured on the show.

Viewers then have the chance to cast their vote for who progresses through to the finals. Through this voting process, the top 30 will be trimmed down to just ten finalists.

From mid September, these ten finalists will perform in front of a massive studio audience and the show will be broadcast live. At the end of each live show, the studio audience and the home viewers will be able to vote for their favourite performer. Each week, the number of performers will be reduced until there are only two contestants left standing.

In a major live event, the final episode will feature these two aspiring stars competing for the ultimate title of Australian Idol, chosen by the national TV audience. The next Australian Idol will then be announced.