Remembering NZ Idol

It was the 10 year anniversary yesterday of the crowning of Ben Lummis as the first NZ Idol. Ahh.. memories…

Here’s a clip of Rachel and I on TV2’s Flipside a little while after the show which tells a bit of the story as to how Throng came to be…

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • K

    Very cool, I always wondered how Idolblog came about..never realised it was to do with NZ Idol believe it or not….

  • Dave Ian Batten

    Three years of NZ Idol, three lost courses.

  • Kyle Wadsworth

    Shit ten years! I was 11!!

  • Name

    I liked the sound of the Street Talk site but it appears to have been discontinued – why is that? It sounds like it would still be popular today.
    The messageboard that TVNZ runs on Shortland Street is full of moaning, whinging, nasty types who berate certain peoples’ acting and looks – it seems very ‘young’.

  • James

    Awww RIP Idol 🙁 Am I right in recalling Polly Gillespie as a judge? I feel like if she was that she has somehow emptied the entire internet of any evidence…

    • Reece

      Polly wasn’t on Idol rather she was a judge on an awful TV3 series called Sing Like A Superstar. If i recall it was ‘celebrities’ attempting to sing each week in teams??? Petra Bagust and Simon Barnett hosted it. Sadly enough TV2 had a rival series also on at about the same time.

      • James

        Thanks! I really hope she ends up as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars…!

    • Tania

      Pauline Gillespie as a judge? Now that would be funny.

      • James

        She’s my pick for a Real Housewives of Wellington spin off Tania!