contest between Idol winners planned; world would vote for the World Idol.

contest between Idol winners planned; world would vote for the World Idol.
The creator of the UK’s Pop Idol which was taken to other countries like the US (American Idol) and South Africa, wants the winners of each country’s show to battle each other in a show called World Idol. Simon Fuller is planning the worldwide show, in which “the whole world will vote, and we’ll work the voting system so that the population of the country will be fair and proportional to the votes the contestants receive,” he told Billboard.
+ plus: Popstars: The Rivals will follow competing boy and girl bands; judges include Geri Halliwell.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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