EXCLUSIVE: Marcia Hines reveals she’d be ‘honoured’ to return for the Australian Idol reboot – and why she thinks the Seven reboot will be a hit
She was known as the kind, supportive judge on Australian Idol from 2003 to 2009.
And on Friday, Marcia Hines revealed that she would be honored if Channel Seven invited her to return for the upcoming talent show reboot.
The American-born singer, 68, told Daily Mail Australia on Friday: ‘If I were asked, I’d be honored to return.’
Verdict: Marcia Hines, 68, has revealed she would be ‘honoured’ to return to Australian Idol, which will be rebooted on Channel Seven next year
After 12 years without screens, Marcia is convinced that people still want to watch Idol.
“I’d like to think that Australian Idol, the pioneer of all the music shows that exist today, is still in the hearts and minds of the general public here in Australia,” she said.
“I’d call it a return of Idol and I don’t see how that could be a bad thing.”
Nothing official: Marcia denied rumors that she had already signed a contract. Pictured with fellow judges Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson (left) and Mark Holden (right)
Marcia continues to hope that Idol will not lose its integrity, even if the format is changed to be closer to The Voice, in which the judges have more of a coaching role.
“It was original from the start. If they did it again, I have no doubt they have some great new ideas in store,” she said.
It comes after Channel Seven confirmed that Idol will return to screens in 2022.
Optimistic: Marcia remains hopeful Idol won’t lose its integrity, even if it’s formatted to get closer to The Voice, in which the judges have more of a coaching role. Pictured: Rob Mills on Australian Idol in November 2003
Idol days: Marcia was a judge on all seven seasons of Australian Idol from 2003 to 2009. Pictured with Dicko (right) Kyle Sandilands (left), who joined the series in 2005
Former judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson said in May that he didn’t think it would be a good idea to bring back the beloved series.
“Honestly, they should think,” he told the podcast TV Reload.
“There’s no guarantee that because it was an iconic TV show 18 years ago, it’s going to work now,” he said.
It’s back! Australian Idol will premiere on Channel Seven in 2022