Australia’s Got Talent is one of the reality TV shows in Australia. The TV talent show premiered on 18 February 2007 on the Seven Network. The TV show is based on the Got Talent series format that originated in the United Kingdom with Simon Cowell.
The first season of the TV show aired at 6:30pm on Sunday nights. After a successful run of the talent show, the TV show was given a vote of confidence as Seven Network moved the show to a more competitive Tuesday night timeslot.
The second season of Australia’s Got Talent aired from 29 April 2008. The third season of the TV show, which aired on Wednesday nights, started on 4 February 2009. The sixth season of the talent show was the final season to be aired on Seven Network.
The seventh season of Australia’s Got Talent moved to the Nine Network and started airing on 11 August 2013. In Apirl 4th 2014, it was announced that Nine Network had cut Australia’s Got Talent due to low ratings.
On 8 July 2015, Nine Network announced that the TV show would be returning in 2016 for the eighth season. On 1 February 2016, Australia’s Got Talent was broadcast for the eighth season on the Nine Network.
Australia’s Got Talent Overview
Australia’s Got Talent is a talent TV show that features dancers, singers, magicians, comedians and lots of other performers of all ages competing for the grand prize of A$250,000
In the first season of the TV show, there were four heats which saw up to 20 to 25 acts competing in each heat. About 60 acts in total got the approval from the Australia’s Got Talent judges, but only about 40 were selected to compete in the semi-finals. In addition, only a part of the acts that progress are actually featured in full on the televised episodes of the show.
The fourth season of the TV show in 2010 saw a major revamp in the format. It was now in tune with the nationwide audition tour conducted in the US and UK versions of the TV show, where about 500 people auditioned in total.
Also, the two existing judges Tom Burlison and Red Symons were replaced by Kyle Sandilands and Brian McFadden. The filming and production were also moved from Regent Theatre, Melbourne to Docklands Studios Melbourne, with a bigger soundstage and set.
The logo that was used for the first and seventh seasons of Australia’s Got Talent is also similar to the logo used by America’s Got Talent. The logo during the second to sixth seasons and season eight is similar to the one used by Britain’s Got Talent.
Australia’s Got Talent Judges
The original Australia’s Got talent judges were Tom Burlinson, Red Symons and Dannii Minogue. Tom Burlinson and Red Symons did not return for season four and were replaced by Brian McFadden and Kyle Sandilands. Timomatic, Dawn French, and Geri Halliwell joined the panel in season seven of the TV show as replacements for Minogue and McFadden. All four Australia’s Got Talent judges from season seven were replaced by Kelly Osbourne, Ian “Dicko” Dickson, Sophie Monk and Eddie Perfect in season eight of the talent TV show.
Genre: Reality Talent show
Created By: Simon Cowell, Ken Warwick, Cecile frot-Coutaz, Jason raff
Presented By: Grant Denver (2007-2012), Julia Morris (2013), Dave Hughes (2016-)
Australia’s Got Talent Judges: Dannii Minogue (2007-2012), Red Symons (2007-2009), Tom Burlinson (2007-2009), Brian McFadden (2010-2012), Kyle Sandilands (2010-2013), Geri Halliwell (2013), Timomatic (2013), Dawn French (2013), Kelly Osbourne(2016-), Ian “Dicko” Dickson (2016-), Sophie Monk (2016-), Eddie Perfect (2016-)
Country Of Origin: Australia, Original Language: English
Producer(s): FremantleMedia Australia, SYCOtv
Location(s): Various (for auditions), Regent Theatre, Melbourne (2007-2009), Docklands Studio Melbourne (2010-2012), Fox studios, Sydney, New South Wales (2013) and Sydney Capitol Theatre, Melbourne (2016)
Original Network: Seven Network (2007-2012), Nine Network (2013, 2016-)
Picture Format: 576i (SDTV), 1080i (HDTV) (2016-)
Related TV shows: Britain’s Got talent, America’s Got talent