After the failure of the X-Factor, Ten is happy with the performance of
Big Brother, and no doubt looking forward to its ratings mainstay, Australian Idol. So how are the auditions going around the country? Brisbane seems to have turned up quite a few promising
performers, and one or two contenders, which is very good news after the
auditions bombed in Melbourne and Adelaide. The circus hits Sydney this week.

Some at Ten had feared a repeat of the X-Factor experience, but with reports from Sydney
said to be promising, and then Perth,
the producers are breathing a little more easily.