British talent search series Pop Idol has spawned dozens of spin-offs in over 30 countries, in the what is now referred to as the Idols format (as described by FremantleMedia). As part of an out-of-court settlement between the Pop Idol producers and the creators of Popstars, international sales contracts of the format contain a clause preventing the local broadcaster from using the word pop in the local title.
Idol spin-offs around the world:Edit
The original United Kingdom show, Pop Idol, debuted in 2002. Its winners were Will Young and Michelle McManus. Since its debut, the format has been sold to numerous broadcasters around the world. These variants are listed below, along with the names of the winners:
There is also a World Idol competition, however not all of the countries listed above participated in the December 2003 competition.