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Australian Idol: Channel Seven drops trailer for first look

Channel Seven has previewed the new Australian Idol reboot.

In the upcoming series, American singers Meghan Trainor and Harry Connick Jr. join Amy Shark and Kyle Sandilands on the jury.

The two and a half minute clip offers a glimpse of the upcoming contestants as the judges embark on a national tour in search of our next global superstar.

Channel Seven has previewed the new Australian Idol reboot. (Pictured: American singer Meghan Trainor, who will judge the upcoming series)

The teaser begins with Connick Jr. who walks up to the camera before looking up and saying ‘I’m here to find something special’.

ARIA award winner Shark then teases, “I’m here to find the diamond in the rough.”

“I’m here to make a dream come true,” Trainor explains, wearing a sequin jumpsuit.

“And I’m here to keep it real,” adds radio host Sandilands during his introductory clip.

The two and a half minute clip offers a glimpse of the upcoming contestants as the judges embark on a national tour in search of our next global superstar

The two and a half minute clip offers a glimpse of the upcoming contestants as the judges embark on a national tour in search of our next global superstar

The teaser begins with Connick Jr. walking up to the camera before looking up and saying 'I'm here to find something special'

The teaser begins with Connick Jr. walking up to the camera before looking up and saying ‘I’m here to find something special’

ARIA award winner Shark then teases: 'I'm here to find the diamond in the rough'

ARIA award winner Shark then teases: ‘I’m here to find the diamond in the rough’

The trailer then promises that Australian Idol will scour the country and leave no stone unturned, hoping to find the next international hitmaker.

Kyle then teases “live television is back” in what seems to suggest some of the upcoming reboot could be broadcast live to a televised studio audience.

It comes after Channel Seven confirmed that former judge Marcia Hines will be involved in the upcoming reboot.

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“And I’m here to keep it real,” radio host Sandilands says during his introductory piece

The trailer then promises that Australian Idol will scour the country and leave no stone unturned, hoping to find the next international hitmaker

The trailer then promises that Australian Idol will scour the country and leave no stone unturned, hoping to find the next international hitmaker

The music icon, 69, was part of the singing competition’s first season in 2003 and watched the series until it closed in 2009.

“I am honored to have been asked to come back. Australian Idol is a great resource for discovering fantastic Australian talent. What a ride,” Hines said Monday.

She said nervous contestants should just be themselves and let their talent shine.

Last week, Channel Seven confirmed that former judge Marcia Hines (pictured) will be involved in the upcoming reboot

Last week, Channel Seven confirmed that former judge Marcia Hines (pictured) will be involved in the upcoming reboot

“I know it’s not an easy task to sing in front of strangers, but I hope the participants show us their hearts and the gift that is their voice,” she added.

Hines will serve as a guest judge when the series premieres in 2023.

The news will come as a surprise to fans after reports that Marcia was in talks with Seven several months ago, but the network decided to go in a different direction.

“I am honored to have been asked to come back. Australian Idol is a great resource for discovering fantastic Australian talent. What a ride,

“I am honored to have been asked to come back. Australian Idol is a great resource for discovering fantastic Australian talent. What a ride,” Hines said Monday

“Marica was in regular contact with Idol producers and maybe there was an opportunity for her to be a small part of the production,” her manager confirmed.

Her rep added that Marcia had “long ago accepted that she would not be part of the jury of the new version of Australian Idol.”

“There was never an expectation that she would be invited back,” they said.

The American-born singer, 69, who appeared on the panel of the original show from 2003 to 2009, was in talks with Seven several months ago about returning for the reboot. Marcia is pictured with fellow judges Mark Holden (left) and Kyle Sandilands (right) in 2009

The American-born singer, 69, who appeared on the panel of the original show from 2003 to 2009, was in talks with Seven several months ago about returning for the reboot. Marcia is pictured with fellow judges Mark Holden (left) and Kyle Sandilands (right) in 2009

‘She has just started her working life and wishes the new team the best – especially Kyle [Sandilands]who is a dear and old friend of hers.

“Not that she would have said no had she been invited, but you can’t change television’s constant need for evolution and change.”

Australian Idol will air on Channel Seven and Seven Plus in 2023.

Australian Idol will air on Channel Seven in 2023. Pictured are judges Harry Connick Jr., Amy Shark, Meghan Trainor, Kyle Sandilands

The reboot will see Kyle Sandilands (bottom right) return to the panel alongside singers Amy Shark (top right), Harry Connick Jr. (top left) and Meghan Trainor (bottom left)

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