Indonesian Idol

Indonesian Idol
Indonesian Idol
Format Reality Show
Created by Simon Fuller
Presented by Amelia Natasha (2004–2007)
Irgi Fahrezi (2004–2005)
Dewi Sandra (2008)
Daniel Mananta (2006–2010)
Judges Indra Lesmana (2004–2008)
Titi DJ (2004–2008)
Meuthia Kasim (2004–2005)
Dimas Djayadiningrat (2004–2006)
Indy Barends (2006)
Jamie Aditya (2007)
Anang Hermansyah (2007–2010)
Erwin Gutawa (2010)
Agnes Monica (2010)
Country of origin Indonesia
No. of seasons 6
Executive producer(s) Maria E.Febryani
Location(s) Initial auditions: Various
Workshop: RCTI
Spectacular Show: Balai Sarbini, Central Park
Finale: Jakarta Convention Center, Istora Senayan, PRJ Kemayoran
Running time Varies
Production company(s) FremantleMedia
Original channel RCTI
Original run March 2004 – present
External links

Indonesian Idol is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia Asia, which began airing on RCTI on March 2004. Part of the Idol franchise, it was as a spin-off from the UK show Pop Idol. The concept of the series is to find new solo recording artists.

The program aims to discover the best singer in the country where the winner is determined by the viewers. Through telephone and SMS text voting, viewers have chosen as winners Joy Tobing, Mike Mohede, Ihsan Tarore, Rini Wulandari , Aris Runtuwene, and Igo Pentury (listed in chronological order). Other alumni from the program include Delon Thamrin, Helena Andrian, Winda Viska Ria, Judika Sihotang, Dearly Sompie, and Fandy Santoso (listed in chronological order).

The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. The original four judges were AMI Awards-winning Jazz musician Indra Lesmana, AMI Awards-winning pop singer Titi DJ, Radio announcer and presenter Meuthia Kasim and video director Dimas Djayadiningrat. In 2006, television presenter Indy Barends joined the panel as a fourth judge replaced Meuthia Kasim.Since 2007 the judging panel consists of Indra Lesmana and Titi DJ while MTV video jockey/comedian Jamie Aditya and singer-songwriter Anang Hermansyah replaced Indy Barends. In 2004 to 2005, Irgi Ahmad Fahrezy was the co-host and replaced by MTV video jockey Daniel Mananta ,for four seasons the show has been hosted by presenter Amelia Natasha and in 2008 replaced by pop singer Dewi Sandra and currently the show has been hosted by Daniel Mananta .

Indonesian Idol won the 2005 and 2006 Panasonic Awards for the Best Music Variety Show. It also defeated its rival, Akademi Fantasi Indosiar, known locally as AFI, but in 2004 AFI won the Best Reality Show award in Panasonic Awards 2004. Singapore Tourism Board also rewarded Indonesian Idol Season 1 by inviting the Top 11 contestants of to the American Idol World Tour there. Joy, the winner of season 1, was the opening singer of the concert.

The show was hosted by Amelia Natasha aka Ata and Irgi Ahmad Fahrezi aka Irgi. Later, Irgi was replaced by Daniel Mananta due to his popularity in MTV.

But after the fifth season, the event was discontinued because of declining ratings, and resumed his sixth season in 2010. But in 2010, ratings were not convincing enough to proceed. Until the end of RCTI and Fremantle Media as executor stop this program and replace it with a new program, X Factor Indonesia.



Season Winner Winning Song Winning Song (English Title) Debut Album
Season 1-2004
Joy Tobing[1]
Karena Cinta
Because Of Love
Terima Kasih (2004)
Season 2-2005
Mike Mohede
Semua Untuk Cinta
All For Love
Mike (2005)
Season 3-2006
Ihsan Tarore
Kemenangan Hati
Victory Of the Heart
The Winner (2006)
Season 4-2007
Rini Wulandari
Aku Tetap Milikmu
I'm Still Yours
Aku Tetap Milikmu (2007)
Season 5-2008
Aris Runtuwene
Harapkan Sempurna
Hope To Be Perfect
Ajari Aku (2010)
Season 6-2010
Igo Pentury
Kemenangan Cinta
Victory of Love
Kemenangan Cinta(2010)
Season 7-2012



There were 2 rounds of auditions which usually took place in large convention halls where thousands of people waited in line. The first round judges were the Sony BMG people. Those who pass the first round of preliminary auditions continued to audition in front of the Indonesian Idol main judges. Contestants were required to sing a cappella with poor singers often facing intense and humbling criticism from the judges. Typically the judges express disgust or dismay or suppressed laughter. Those who impress the majority of the judges, move on to the elimination round which take place in Jakarta. Usually only 150 to 170 contestants get through to the elimination round in Jakarta.

Contestants had to be Indonesian citizens . For the first season, contestants were required to be between the ages 18 to 24 years old. In order to increase variety, in the second and third season the age requirement was lowered from 18 to 16 and the upper age limit was raised from 24 to 28. As a result there were many teenagers that made it to the final 12 such as Monita and Vira from the second season and also Tesa, Brinet, Christy, Ihsan, Gea and Dirly from the third season. For the fifth season, the eligible age-range for contestants were 17 to 29.

Elimination Round

There were 3 elimination rounds. In the first elimination round, 170 contestants from around Indonesia were separated in 17 groups of 10 contestants. In the 2nd elimination round, male and female contestants were paired and sang duets. In the last elimination round the remaining contestants sang their choice of song alone in front of the judges. The judges then inform them whether they have made it onto the stage show or not.

Workshop Round

Season 1

In the first season, 30 contestants were separated in groups of 10 and every week three contestants from each group were chosen to the Top 10 or The Spectacular Show. Audiences vote their favorites by SMS and Premium Calls. After 9 contestants were chosen, there was a wild card round. Only one contestant from the Wild Card round could join the 9 contestants at the Spectacular Show. Karen Theresia Pooroe won the most audience votes, advancing to the Top 10. Although the spectacular show was supposed to have a set of 10 contestants,[2] the judges announced at the last minute that they would be advancing a second wild card/eleventh contestant, Lucky Octavian, as well.

Season 2

In the second season, there was no Wild Card round. 24 contestants were separated into groups of 8. Every week, 4 contestants were picked to move on to the Top 12.

Season 3

For the third season, the workshop stage consisted of three rounds each for male and female contestants. There were 28 contestants that made it to the workshop stage on the third season. In the first week, eight contestants (four males and four females) were sent home. Six contestants (three males and three females) were sent home in the second week, and the final workshop eliminated four more contestants (two males and two females). Before the spectacular round, pre-gala and wild card show was held. Four of the eliminated contestants were chosen by the judges and two of them, one male and one female, were given a place in the Spectacular Show based on voting result.

Season 6

The sixth season saw several changes to the format of the show. There were 14 finalists instead of 12. On the Workshop round, 24 semifinalists were divided into 2 groups. Each consists of 6 male and 6 females. Four contestants of each group got voted off in the first and second week, two in third, fourth and fifth week respectively until resulting the top 10 contestants who filled 10 of 14 spots on the Spectacular Shows. The judges selected 8 of the previously eliminated 14 semifinalists to compete in the Wild Card round. Two contestants were picked based on votes by the viewers while the other two were selected by the judges. A total of four contestants (two males and two females) advanced to the final group of 14.

Spectacular Show

The Spectacular Show, which lasted eleven weeks, each finalist performed a song live (two in the top 4 and top 3 and three in the finale) in prime time with a weekly theme at Balai Sarbini Concert Hall in Jakarta in front of live audiences. Unlike American Idol, Indonesian Idol's Result Show is conducted about 1 hour after the Spectacular Show. For the Grand Final, the Result Show was conducted 7 days after the Grand Final. In the Result Show, some finalists who get the fewest votes are put in the bottom three or bottom two. Each week, finalist with the fewest votes is sent home. This process was repeated each week until the one remaining contestant is declared the winner.

Indonesian Idol's famous sentence for the result is Indonesia Memilih! (Indonesia has chosen!) along with a 1 minute pause and at last, the result. Every season, the two remaining finalists in the Grand Final sing a new single for the Winner's Record. The song is going to be recorded at the winner's album.


  • Indra Lesmana – Musician, Composer, Sound Engineer, Producer (Season 1–5)
  • Titi DJ – Singer (Season 1–5)
  • Meuthia Kasim – Presenter (Season 1&2)
  • Dimas Djayadiningrat – Director (Season 1–3)
  • Indy Barens – Presenter (Season 3)
  • Jamie Aditya – Presenter Discovery Channel, MTV Asia VJ (Season 4)
  • Anang Hermansyah – Music Producer (Season 4-6)
  • Erwin Gutawa – Musician, Composer, Producer (Season 6)
  • Agnes Monica – Singer (Season 6)


Guest Judges

1In season 5, guest judge Yovie sat in the audience's seat.

Season Synopsis

Season 1

Indonesian Idol
Indonesian Idol Finalists
(with dates of elimination)
Season 1 (2004)
Joy Tobing Winner
Delon Thamrin 4 September
Nania Yusuf 21 August
Helena Andrian 14 August
Michael Jakarimilena 7 August
Lucky Oktavian 31 July
Bona Sardo 24 July
Karen Pooroe 17 July
Winda Viska 10 July
Suci Wulandari 3 July
Adhika Pratama 3 July
Season 2 (2005)
Mike Mohede Winner
Judika Nalon 13 August
Firman Siagian 29 July
Monita Tahalea 23 July
Harry Mantong 16 July
Maya Damayanti 9 July
Glenn Waas 2 July
Yudi Manupassa 24 June
Vira Puspitasari 18 June
Wisnu Prabowo 11 June
Ronald Silitonga 4 June
Danar Karolus 28 May
Season 3 (2006)
Ihsan Tarore Winner
Dirly Sompie 19 August
Ghea Oktarin 4 August
Sanobo Sasamu 28 July
Maria Priscilla 21 July
Ilham Basso 14 July
Christy Claudia 7 July
Sisi Hapsari 30 June
Brinet Sudjana 23 June
Martesa Sumendra 16 June
Lee Kulalean 9 June
Depe 2 June
Season 4 (2007)
Rini Wulandari Winner
Wilson Maiseka 28 July
Gabriela Christy 13 July
Sarah Hadju 6 July
Fandy Santoso 29 June
Dimas Mochammad 22 June
Julian Syahputra 15 June
Priska Paramita 8 June
Stevano Andrie 1 June
Marsya Nada 25 May
Gana Eka 18 May
Rismawati 11 May
Season 5 (2008)
Aris Runtuwene Winner
Gisella Anastasia 2 August
Patudu Syammayim 18 July
Aji Wibisono 11 July
Dyna Fransisca 4 July
Obet Habibu 27 June
Andy Makawurung 20 June
Ibeth Estrya 13 June
Dede Richo 6 June
Tifany Florina 30 May
Della Setia 23 May
Safira Rizkika 16 May
Season 6 (2010)
Igo Pentury Winner
Citra Skolastika 7 August
Gilang Saputra 23 July
Ray Generies 16 July
Tesa Novliana 9 July
Windra E. 2 July
Rio Basir 25 June
Keyko Vredhe 18 June
Diana Tumewa 12 June
Fendi 4 June
Dea Larasati 28 May
Mona Lengkong 21 May
Ica Intifada 21 May
Andi Subagja 14 May

The first season was conducted in 2004 where the auditions were held at five cities: Medan, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and Jakarta. 32,000 people who auditioned for Season 1. The show became a big phenomenon after the grandfinale was watched by about 4 millions people in September 2004. There were several people who sang off-keys on the audition who competed on 'Coba Lagi Awards' (Try Again Awards). The winner of this award became a guest star on The Top 11 Spectacular Show's Result Show.

The number of the finalists on the first Spectacular Show was originally planned to be 10. However, the judges then made a surprising move by picking Lucky Octavian to also get the wild-card ticket (the first wild card ticket was taken by Karen Pooroe) making the number of contestants became 11. Guy Sebastian who was in Indonesia for his album promo tour, came as a guest star at the Top 7 Spectacular Show.[8]

Indonesian Idol released its first compilation album, Indonesian Idol: Indonesian All Time Hits. The album made a huge success and had a Double Platinum status.[9] In the album, the Top 11 sang their first hit, Ekspresi.

Two finalists who battled at the Grand Finale were Joy Destiny Tobing and Delon Thamrin. There were 7,000 people who watched the show live at Istora Senayan, Jakarta.[10] The soon to be Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also watched the grandfinal. Eventually, the winner of the first season was Joy Destiny Tobing from Jakarta.[11]

She signed a contract deal with BMG Indonesia, the partner of Indonesian Idol's 19 Management. Not so long after her victory, Joy released her first album, Terima Kasih (Thank You) including her new single, most notable as her coronation song, Karena Cinta.[12]

After the show, the top 10 finalists (minus Helena Andrian who withdrew her participation due to contract problem) had a tour around Indonesia. They visited Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, and Medan. Indonesian Idol Finalists were given the opportunity as the opening singers on American Idol tour in Singapore not long after the show.

A few weeks after the tour, Joy's contract with the show's producer, FremantleMedia, was terminated after some problems regarding terms of her contract.[13][14][15] As a result, runner-up Delon Thamrin was more heavily promoted by Fremantle afterwards.

After leaving Indonesian Idol, Joy made her first international album called Rise.[16] Rumors said that Joy had been planning to resign from Indonesian Idol since the audition for her fame. Delon also took hist first role as a movie star by starring at the movie Vina Bilang Cinta with Indonesia's famous actress Rachel Maryam.[17]

Before Joy, Helena also resigned from Indonesian Idol[18][19] and released her first solo album on 2005 titled Keajaiban Cinta.[20] Nania ,the second runner-up, and Karen also chose to resign shortly after Helena.[21]

Delon's first album was released on October 2004 with the single Bahagiaku. His album also made a huge success.[22] He was also featured in Indonesian Famous Singer, Andre Hehanusa,'s album with his single Aku Masih Cinta (I still Love You). Delon's second album was released on December 2005. Delon was also nominated as the Best New Singer in Anugrah Planet Muzik 2005. He also won a 2005 SCTV Award as The Best New Artist.

Michael Jakarimilena starred a movie about a Papua boy where he starred as one of the villagers in the movie.[23] The movie was released in Indonesia in 2006. Winda Viska Ria takes a role at a local sitcom called OB Office Boy. Nania was featured in Indra Lesmana's album and sang Sedalam Cintamu (As Deep as Your Love) with Indra Lesmana. Adika Priatama has been working for RCTI as an anchor.

Elimination chart

Safe first Safe second Eliminated
Stage: Spectacular Show
Week: 7/31 7/10 7/17 7/242 7/31 8/7 8/14 8/21 9/43
Place Contestant Result
1 Joy Tobing Btm 3 Winner
2 Delon Thamrin Btm 2 Btm 2 Runner Up
3 Nania Kurniawati Abs2 Elim
4 Helena Andrian Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
5 Michael Jakarimilena Btm 4 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
6 Lucky Octavian Btm 3 Elim
7 Bona Sardo Elim
8 Karen Pooroe Btm 4 Btm 3 Elim
9 Winda Viska Elim
10–11 Suci Wulandari Elim
Adika Priatama

1 The first week of The Spectacular Show was a Double Elimination Week and four contestants were announced unsafe.
2 Due to having an appendicitis, Nania was absent on the Top 7 show,[24] leaving the show with only 6 contestants. She was allowed to remain on the show proceeding to the top 6 week, but just for one week. Otherwise she would automatically be voted off.
3 It was revealed that the number of votes cast during the grand final week were approximately 4 million. Less than 6 percent margin separated Joy and Delon.[25]

Season 2

The second season started on 25 March 2005. Auditions were held from 15 February – 17 March at five cities: Makassar, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and Jakarta. The audition in Medan was canceled due to the tsunami on 2004 that destroyed most part of Aceh and North Sumatra. Then, as a replacement, the adution was also held in Makassar. There were 38,000 people who auditioned for the second season.

There were some changes on the second season, named there was no Wildcard round, and the number of the finalists on the spectacular show became 12. There were 9 male contestants who made it to the top 12 and only 3 female contestants. It is the only Indonesian Idol season to have a gender imbalance among the finalists.

Indonesian Idol Season 2 Compilation Album was released 3 weeks after the Spectacular Show began. The title of the album was Seri Cinta or Love Songs. The album single hits was Cintaku, sang by the Season 2's Top 12.

Two finalists that who in the Finale were Mike and Judika. The Grand Final was held at the Pleanary Hall of Jakarta Convention Center. In the Result Show, some stars became guest stars, one of them was Christian Bautista a famous male singer from the Philippines. Ruth Sahanaya, Indonesia's Pop Diva made a surprise appearance for Mike and Judika when they sang her song, Tak Kuduga. Season 1 finalists came to the Result Show and sang together with season 2's finalists.[26]

The number of votes cast during the grand final week were only 1 million. Mike took the crown by a slim two percent margin.[27] It was said that Judika led the vote before the Result Show, but finally Mike passed him and won.[28]

Not long after the finale, he released his self-titled album with his new single, Semua Untuk Cinta (All For Love). Many great Indonesian Composers made some songs for Mike's first album, including, Cinta Tak Bertuan composed by Glenn Fredly. Runner up Judika has also released his solo album. His album was released on August 2006. The Top 12 contestants had a tour to Surabaya. The tour was originally planned to also go to Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Makassar. However, Fremantle canceled it without any published reason.

Elimination chart

Safe first Safe second Eliminated
Stage: Spectacular Show
Week: 5/28 6/4 6/11 6/18 6/24 7/2 7/9 7/16 7/23 7/30 8/13
Place Contestant Result
1 Mike Mohede Btm 3 Btm 2 Winner
2 Judika Sihotang Runner Up
3 Firman Siagian Btm 3 Elim
4 Monita Tahalea Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
5 Harry Indra Mantong Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
6 Maya Damayanti Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
7 Glen Johanes Waas Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
8 Yudi Manupassa Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
9 Vira Puspitasari Btm 3 Elim
10 Wisnu Yoga Prabowo Elim
11 Ronald Silitonga Elim
12 Danar Kurniawan Elim

Season 3

The third season of Indonesian Idol was launched on 21 April 2006. The auditions were held at some Indonesia's major cities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Medan. This season, Indonesian Idols also conducted small auditions at some other cities such as Manado and Ambon. The contestants who passed the initial round in both Manado and Ambon were eventually brought into an elimination round in Surabaya. After an additional elimination round, the final group of contestants were finally brought to Jakarta to determine the final twelve contestants who made it onto the Spectacular Show.

As with previous Indonesian Idol seasons, the spectacular show was held in Balai Sarbini (Sarbini Building) located in South Jakarta. The Third Season's finalists were considered better than the previous seasons by the judges. However, there were some surprising eliminations going on at the Spectacular Show. Depe, who was regarded as a strong contender, became the first contestant to be eliminated.[29] Indra Lesmana said that Depe was way too early to be eliminated. Sisi, who was a huge favorite amongst judges, got eliminated on the fifth Spectacular Show. The Final Three consisted of Gea, Dirly, and Ihsan. Gea's fans votes were not enough to safe her from elimination from the Top 3. This left Dirly and Ihsan to battle at the Grand Finale for the Indonesian Idol Season 3 title.[30] The Grand Finale was held at the Istora Senayan (Senayan Athletic Complex) in Central Jakarta. The live audience who attended the Grand Finale was approximately 7,000 persons. Kemenangan Hati, the winner's single for the 3rd Season, was written by Indonesia's top composer, Yovie Widyanto, who also served as guest judge at the Indonesian Idols season two auditions. The grand final week had a total of approximately 2.7 million votes. Ihsan won with a margin of 10 percent more votes than Dirly[31]

The third season also released a compilation album called, Tribute to Tonny Koeswoyo. Tonny, one of the founding members of Koes Plus, a legendary Indonesian Rock Band, died in 1987. Before his death, he and his brothers produced more than a few catch tunes that people still remember until today. The Top 12 Finalists sang Nusantara (Nusantara is the other name for Indonesia) as well as Koes Plus' other famous hit songs such as Diana and Kembali ke Jakarta (Return to Jakarta).

Since the show ended, Dirly and Gea have been seen debuted their acting career in a TV drama called Idola (Idol) which was aired on RCTI every Mondays on 8 pm.[32] Ihsan also debuted his acting career in an Islamic religious series called Maha Kasih which is also aired by RCTI.

Elimination chart

Safe first Safe second Eliminated
Stage: Spectacular Show
Week: 6/2 6/9 6/16 6/23 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/21 7/28 8/4 8/19
Place Contestant Result
1 Ihsan Tarore Btm 3 Btm 2 Btm 2 Winner
2 Dirly Sompie Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner Up
3 Gea Dahliana Btm 3 Elim
4 Nobo Sasamu Btm 3 Elim
5 Maria Pricilla Btm 3 Elim
6 Ilham Irawan Basso Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
7 Christy Podung Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
8 Sisi Dwi Hapsari Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
9 Brinet Sudjana Elim
10 Tesa Sumendra Elim
11 Lee Kulalean Elim
12 Elisabeth Depe Elim

Season 4

The fourth season premiered on 30 March 2007. Auditions began in early January. Ata and Daniel are back as fourth season's hosts. Indra Lesmana and Titi DJ returned as judges while Indy Barends and Dimas Djayadiningrat were replaced by Anang Hermansyah and Jamie Aditya.[33] The fourth season's compilation album titled "Masterpiece" was released on the 7th week of Spectacular Show. The single hits was Bendera (originally sung by Cokelat), performed by the Top 12 finalists.

Rini Wulandari was named the winner of Indonesian Idol season 4 on 28 July 2007. She is the fourth finalist from Medan, North Sumatra who made it to the finale.[34] This season was the first time since the first season where a female had won. The formation of 1 male and 3 females on the Top 4 is also exactly the same formation as in season 1. Rini's debut album was released in November 2007, which included her winner's single. Runner-up Wilson released his first single in March 2010. Fifth-place finisher Fandy Santoso, is now the lead singer of the band Kerispatih, replacing the band’s former vocalist Sammy who was kicked out of the band due to drug use.

Elimination chart

Safe first Safe second Eliminated
Stage: Spectacular Show
Week: 5/11 5/18 5/25 6/1 6/8 6/15 6/221 6/29 7/62 7/13 7/283
Place Contestant Result
1 Rini Wulandari Btm 2 Winner
2 Wilson Maiseka Btm 2 Runner Up
3 Gaby Christy Btm 3 Elim
4 Sarah Hadju Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
5 Fandy Santoso Elim
6 Dimas Mochammad Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
7 Julian Anthony Btm 3 Elim
8 Priska Paramita Btm 3 Elim
9 Steve Wowiling Btm 3 Elim
10 Marsya Nada Elim
11 Gana Eka Btm 3 Elim
12 Rismawati Elim

1 It was announced the bottom two rather than the usual bottom three. Dimas finally got voted off after 5 times consecutively was placed in the bottom three or bottom two.
2 It was revealed that Rini got the highest number of votes. It also meant that Gaby got the second highest number of votes.
3 Rini got 51.2% of all votes which were cast in while Wilson only got 48.8%

Season 5

The commercial of season 5 was firstly aired during the Asian Idol's commercial break. Online registration was open on the Indonesian Idol's official website. Audition started on 3 February, starting in Medan. Daniel returns as the show's host, along with two new hosts, Dewi Sandra and Marissa Nasution.[35] Ata is no longer the host because she moved to Australia with her husband. There were 15 cities which were visited for auditions. Eight cities which were opened for auditions are Medan, Manado, Ambon, Bali, Surabaya, Bandung, Palembang, Jakarta. Seven other cities, Yogyakarta, Malang, Madiun, Salatiga, Cilacap, Tegal, and Cirebon were visited by an Audition Bus that would tour around. A Dream Box was placed in The Wave Mall in Bali for auditions.[36] The judges for the fifth season are Indra Lesmana, Titi DJ, and Anang Hermansyah. The fifth season of Indonesian Idol started to be aired on 4 April 2008.

The fifth season (2008) is just finished airing on RCTI. This season the age limit was changed from 16–29 to 17–29.

The fifth season of Idol in Indonesia saw contestants able to perform with an instrument at any stage of the competition whereas other adaptations of Idol that have introduced live instrumentation only allow the concept at certain times during the show.

Top 12 Indonesian Idol 2008 contestants were:

  • Januarisman/Aris (Jakarta)
  • Gisella Anastasia/Gisel (Surabaya)
  • Patudu Syammayim HM/Patudu (Semarang)
  • Kunto Aji Wibisono/Aji (Yogyakarta)
  • Dyna Fransisca/Dyna (Palembang)
  • Obet JR Habibu/Beto (Ambon)
  • Jandri Fenly Makaruwung/Andy (Manado)
  • Elizabeth Putri Estrya/Ibeth (Bandung)
  • Dede Richo/Richo (Medan)
  • Thefanie Florina/Tifany (Malang)
  • Della Setia Kusumawati/Della (Jakarta)
  • Safira Rachma Rizkika/Safira (Madiun)

Eliminated Contestants on The Workshop Round:

  • Nur Ikwantoko/Lala (Malang)
  • Indra Cipta Gunadi/Indra (Yogyakarta)
  • TH Endah Paniwulan/Wulan (Yogyakarta)
  • Yuka Kharisma/Yuka (Medan)
  • Chandra Janaiver Singkoh/Jever (Surabaya)
  • Guido Firdaus Hutagalung/Gido (Medan)
  • Hatna Danarda/Arda (Madiun)
  • Mario Octavianus/Mario (Palembang)
  • Irene Karompis/Irene (Jakarta)
  • Twenty Sriwulan/Twenty (Bandung)
  • Agatha Nurdiana/Atha (Jakarta)
  • Reny Dara Agustin/Dara (Jakarta)

Elimination chart

Safe first Safe second Eliminated
Stage: Workshop Round Spectacular Show
Week: Week1 Week2 Week31 5/16 5/23 5/30 6/6 6/13 6/203 6/27 7/4 7/114 7/18 8/2
Place Contestant Result
1 Aris Runtuwene Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Winner
2 Gisella Anastasia Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner Up
3 Patudu Manik Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
4 Kunto Aji Wibisono Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
5 Dyna Fransisca Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
6 Obet JR Habibu Elim
7 Andy Makaruwung Elim2 WC Elim
8 Elizabeth Putri Estrya WC Btm 3 Elim
9 Dede Richo Btm 3 Elim
10 Tifany Florina Btm 3 Elim
11 Della Setia Kusumawati Btm 3 Elim
12 Safira Rachma Rizkika Elim
13–14 Indra Cipta Gunadi Elim12 Elim
Yuka Kharisma Elim12
15–16 Nur Ikwantoko Elim
TH Endah Paniwulan
17–24 Chandra Janaiver Singkoh Elim
Hatna Danarda
Guido Firdaus Hutagalung
Mario Octavianus
Irene Karompis
Twenty Sriwulan
Reny Dara Agustin
Agatha Nurdiana

Season 6

On 12 March 2009, RCTI's CEO announced that Indonesian Idol would not be running a 6th season.[37] But in late October 2009, RCTI surprised its audience by showing a short commercial of the Indonesian Idol logo. Rumors started spreading that Indonesian Idol will be officially back in 2010 after a hiatus for one season. No press confirmation has been delivered to the media over the actual comeback itself. The judges for the sixth season are Agnes Monica, Erwin Gutawa, and Anang Hermansyah.

After many rumors, RCTI finally confirmed the return of Indonesian for Season 6, by making audition commercials that featured Daniel Mananta (who will be back for hosting), which confirmed that Indonesian Idol will be back in 2010. The auditions for Season 6 is going to be held from December 2009. Auditions were held in 17 cities.[38] There was a form to fill in on the Indonesian Idol website to try for auditions for 2010. Auditioners had to be between the ages of 16 to 27 by 16 November 2009. The sixth season of Indonesian Idol premiered on 5 March 2010, on RCTI

The sixth season saw several changes to the format of the show. There were 14 finalists instead of 12. Another change in the format, which was revealed on the fourth week of the Spectacular Show, is the one-time veto power for the judges to save a contestant who was eliminated by the viewers' votes.

Elimination chart

Safe First Safe Second Eliminated
Judges' Save 2
Stage Spectacular Finale
Week: 14/05 21/051 28/05 04/062 12/063 18/06 25/06 02/07 09/074 16/07 23/07 07/08
Ranking Contestant Result
1 Igo Pentury Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 2 Winner
2 Citra Kirana Btm 3 Btm 3 Runner Up
3 Gilang Saputra Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
4 Ray Generies Safe5 Elim
5 Tesa Novliana Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
6 Windra E. Elim
7 Rio Basir Btm 4 Btm 3 Elim
8 Keyko Vredhe Elim
9 Diana Tumewa Btm 3 Elim
10 Fendi Btm 3 Elim
11 Dea Larasati Btm 3 Btm 4 Elim
12–13 Mona Lengkong Elim
Ica Intifada Btm 3
14 Andi Subagja Elim

1 On 2nd Spectacular Show, 2 contestants must voted off

2 Starting from Top 10, the judgess is might to use Veto Rights which the judges could rescue the voted off contestants. Veto Rights can only be used one time only

3 5th Spectacular Show postponed a day because the opening of 2010 World Cup on 11 June 2010

4 On 10th Spectacular Show, 2 contestants must voted off

5 Judges use their Veto Rights to save Ray from elimination

Season 7

Upcoming season

Indonesian Idol Extra

A supplementary program that features news and updates about the Indonesian Idol contestants, highlights from the show, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Indonesian Idol. The show first aired in 2004.

  • Season 1 Demam Indonesian Idol (Indonesian Idols Fever)
    • Hosts: Addry Danuatmadja
  • Season 2 Indonesian Idol Extra
    • Hosts: Herjunot Ali, Suci Wulandari
  • Season 3 Idol Banget
  • Season 4 Idol Banget
  • Season 5 Idol Hi-Five
  • Season 6 Dahsyat-nya Indonesian Idol
  • Season 7
    • Hosts: TBA


  • Joy (The winner of the first season) ceased all ties with Fremantle Media and the Indonesian Idol franchise within weeks of her win due to contractual disagreements between Joy and the show's management Indomugi Pratama. This included a six-year contract with Sony BMG and several appearance commitments including singing at local malls. Joy found this offensive to the Idol title. All traces of her Idol journey were removed from the official site.
  • During the Workshop Round of Season 4 and Season 5, many contestants said "Saya sudah berusaha.." ("At least I have tried...") or "Apabila saya diberi kesempatan untuk minggu depan, saya akan ..." ("If people give me the chance to stay here for another week, I will...") when they received negative feedbacks from the panels. This stirred up some rumors among fans that it might have been scripted.


  1. ^ Later, Joy cut all her contract with Fremantle Media and Indonesian Idol |Indonesian_Idolll#Controversy
  2. ^ Beda Dengan Yang Udah Ada Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  3. ^ Yordenaya, Ine (26 May 2005). "Yovie Keluar, Dimas Djay Masuk Lagi". DetikHot. 
  4. ^ Fatia, Puteri (8 July 2005). "Ahmad Dhani Gantikan Meuthia Kasim di Indonesian Idol". DetikHot. 
  5. ^ Dian, Yulia (10 June 2007). "Tika Panggabean: Jadi Juri Idol Seberat Badan Saya". DetikHot. 
  6. ^ Rossa Jadi Juri Tamu Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  7. ^ Indonesian Idol Usung Tema ‘Tribute to Ahmad Dhani’. Pikiran Rakyat. 24 June 2010. Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  8. ^ Suara Emas Guy Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  9. ^ Remake Hits Milik Indonesian Idol Memang Keren Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  10. ^ It's Joy to the world as she becomes first Indonesian Idol Retrieved on 5 July 2010
  11. ^ Indonesia Memilih Joy Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  12. ^ Joy Luncurkan Album Perdana Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  13. ^ Joy Tobing quits record agreement Retrieved on 5 July 2010
  14. ^ Joy: Saya Ditelantarkan Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  15. ^ Alfred Sudah Sampaikan Keluhan Joy Pada IP Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  16. ^ Rekaman London Joy Tobing Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  17. ^ Andai Delon Bilang Tidak Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  18. ^ Fremantle: Helena Pilih Bekerja Sendiri Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  19. ^ Helena Tolak Tanda Tangani Kontrak Dengan IP Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  20. ^ Keajaiban Cinta Helena Andrian Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  21. ^ Butir Kontrak Mengcengkeram Idol Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  22. ^ Album Bahagiaku Delon, Mendapat Platinum Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  23. ^ Kartikawati, Eny (18 October 2006). "Denias Senandung di Atas Awan: 'Eksploitasi' Papua". DetikHot. 
  24. ^ Nania Siap Tampil Lagi Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  25. ^ Joy: Ini Baru Awal Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  26. ^ Mike, Jawara Indonesian Idol 2 Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  27. ^ Mike Sang Juara Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  28. ^ Indonesia Pilih Mike Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  29. ^ Kontestan Mulai "Berjatuhan" dari Panggung Idola Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  30. ^ Dirly dan Ihsan Finalis Kontes Idol Termuda Retrieved on 6 July 2010
  31. ^ Ihsan Jawara "Indonesian Idol 3" Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  32. ^ Aji Mumpung Dirly Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  33. ^ "Anang dan Jamie, Juri Baru "Indonesian Idol"". Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  34. ^ ""Tradisi" Orang Medan di Final Berlanjut". Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  35. ^ Dewi Sandra dan Marissa, Host Baru Idol Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  36. ^ Sompotan, Johan (31 January 2008). "Pertama, Indonesian Idol dengan Audisi Bus dan Dream Box". Okezone. 
  37. ^ "Indonesian Idol" Dihentikan Sementara Retrieved on 5 March 2010
  38. ^ Ginulur, Gin Gin Tigin (1 February 2010). "Membludak, Audisi Indonesia Idol di Bandung Tambah Sehari". Okezone. 

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