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|| Australian Idol 3: 2005

Australian Idol

|| Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Enjoying massive popularity with monster hits I Wanna Make You My Lady, Last Romance and Never Gonna Fall In Love Again in the 70s made Mark our very own pop idol. Girls practically fainted if they were given one of his trademark red carnations during his performance. Mark's albums achieved platinum success, he won three Logies and scored numerous roles in TV dramas and films.

Living in the USA in the 80s, Mark worked with film star Milla Jovovich, Mowtown gurus The Temptations, Belinda Carlisle, Andrew Strong of The Commitments and actor/singer David Hasselhoff.

Returning to Oz in the 90s, Mark formed artist management company, MarJac Productions, which manages Vanessa Amorosi. He co-wrote hits Absolutely Everybody, Shine, Have A Look and The Power and has written songs recorded by Delta Goodrem, Sophie Monk and Nikki Webster. He is passionately focussed on developing new Australian talent and brings his own unique experience as a singer, songwriter, producer and international artist developer to the team.

|| Marcia Hines
Marcia Hines
Gracious Australian musical goddess, Marcia Hines, has been singing professionally for more than thirty year, her first solo performance was at the tender age of seven.

Marcia first came to Australia (a place she'd never even heard of!) from the US when she was just 16 years old, after she scored a role in the radical musical "Hair". From there, her career skyrocketed with eight multi-platinum albums, eleven top ten hits making her enormously successful.

Previously voted the Queen of Pop, Marcia was Australia's number one selling act for much of the 70s. Her popularity surged again in the 90s and she is considered one of the most successful recording artists this country has ever seen.

Marcia brings a wealth of experience and energy to Australian Idol and is looking forward to "watching the talent metamorphose and grow".

|| Ian Dickson
Ian Dickson
Affectionately known as "Dicko", Ian Dickson has worked in the international record industry for nearly twenty years and is the General Manager of Marketing for major record label BMG Australia.

Dicko is a pom who now calls Australia home. He sounds funny. He pronounces the "g" in "singing" as in, "sing-ging" and he fidgets a lot. But Ian has the serious task of judging potential Australian Idols in terms of their singing talent, image and very importantly their marketability for an Australian and a worldwide audience.

His extensive range of experience includes strategising major marketing campaigns for Natalie Imbruglia, Avril Lavigne, Pink, Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Jamiroquai, Pearl Jam, M People, The Eurythmics and John Farnham. Dicko has been there, done that and he's got the t-shirt to prove it.

He hopes to bring a "strong sense of commercial realism" to Australian Idol and acknowledges that when the competition ends his work just begins.