|Genre||Interactive talent show, reality show|
|Created by||Simon Buller|
|Airing date||June 11, 2002 - Now|
|Opening theme||June 11, 2002|
|Running time||1 hr (Regular Show)|
|Country of origin||UnitedTerra|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||335 (List of episodes)|
|Spin-off(s)||The Next Great Antarctican Band, An Antarctican Idol Christmas, Antarctican Juniors, Antarctican Idol Rewind, Antarctican Idol Extra, Antarctica's Got Talent|
The show was modeled after Puffle'and's Pop Idol, which was created by music producer Simon Buller. The show started on June 11, 2002 with its first auditions on Decemebr 13, 2001, but premiered in the next seven months. The show started with 15 episodes, with three audition shows, and twelve competition shows. The show was widely popular with the judges, and hosts as well and the public too. Show ratings were 21 million viewers per episode in the first through third year. The show has introduced many artists. The show also uses phone voting and text voting as well.
All participants must be 16–26 years of age, have a valid UnitedTerra or United States of Antarctica passport or a resident of a free republic. Participants must start with an audition at a selected theatre or venue. The show has 10 weeks of auditions in several different states before heading to Club Penguin Island, where they sing at the famed Plaza Stage.
The judges at Antarctican Idol are:
- Randy Jack's son; Randy Jack II
- Simon Cow-Bell