I loved australian idol when it first came out. the first series was just something new and totally foreign. after that i lost interest very quickly. because its just people singing songs that aren't theirs, and that doesn't seem as interesting as other things may be. the biggest attraction is just when they sing a song i know and i can kind of bop along.
i do absolutely hate the judges verdict tho. be it the australian judges or the judges on american idol. they repeat themselves so much and their reduced to pointless when it gets down to about the final 5 because all they say is good singing, watch the song choice and keep on doing what you're doing.