First a moment's silence for the late, lamented Canadian Idol which produced such stars as, and of course, plus who could ever forget.
No Star Academie for certain.
American Idol on the other hand has pumped out a lot of pop stars and the hosts and judges have become a big deal aussi. All the entertainment sites [as opposed to the entertaining sites] say that Nicky Minaj and Keith Urban are that close to joining the team. But Ottawa's own Alanis Morrisette wants on the panel too so we will have to wait and see how this plays out.