| Thanh Thảo|
Ho Chi Minh Television
| Nguyên Vũ|
Hòa Bình Theater, HCMC
| May 23 – October 3, 2007|
Vietnam Idol (now retroactively known as Vietnam Idol season 1) is the first season of the interactive reality series produced in Vietnam. The show was hosted by Thanh Thảo and Nguyên Vũ. It began airing on Ho Chi Minh Television together with many other local channels in Hanoi (HTV), Hai Phong, Da Nang (DRT), Khanh Hoa and Quang Ninh
Nguyễn Ngọc Phương Vy, from Ho Chi Minh City, was crowned the winner of the season. Her prizes included $10,000 and a contract with Music Faces, a record company in Vietnam.
Vietnam Idol (season 1) Wikipedia
Auditions were held at the following locations:Can Tho: April 7, 2007
Hanoi: April 15, 2007
Danang: April 22, 2007
Ho Chi Minh City: May 5, 2007
The contestants who passed the auditions, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City for the theater round where they were given songs from the judges to perform. Based on those performances, 30 contestants were chosen by the judges to proceed to the Piano Show.
On the June 27, 2007, the Piano Show began, with the Top 30 Contestants singing in Ho Chi Minh City for the judges and the viewers. The contestants were allocated numbers so that viewers could vote for their favourite(s). The viewers were able to vote by phone or by SMS. Contestants were divided into three groups of ten with the top 3 contestants from each group advancing to the Gala Round. Eight from the three groups that did not proceed to the finals during the first three rounds, competed for the last position in the Top 10 during the Wildcards round.
The gala round involves the contestants singing each week, with the contestant with the least votes each week being eliminated, until one contestant is left and crowned Vietnam Idol 2007. Before it began Thùy Dương withdrew from the Top 10 due to health issues with Ngọc Minh replacing her as he had received the second highest number of votes in the Wildcards round.
On the 26th of September, the final two contestants, Phương Vy and Ngọc Ánh were given their last chance to sing for the votes of the Vietnamese public. The Grand Finale was held at Hoa Binh Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City on the 3rd of October. During the night, all Top 10 contestants returned to perform with other guest stars. With 53.44% of 723,024 votes, Phương Vy was announced the winner of Vietnam Idol 2007 ahead of Ngọc Ánh. As winner of Vietnam Idol she represented Vietnam in the Asian Idol competition.
(In order of elimination)Nguyễn Thị Thuỳ Dương, Hanoi (quit)
Vũ Ngọc Bích, Hanoi
Chung Thanh Phong, Ho Chi Minh City
Trần Xuân Linh, Hanoi
Nguyễn Thị Hải Yến, Hanoi
Nguyễn Trà My, Hanoi
Nguyễn Thị Thảo Trang, Ho Chi Minh City
Trương Duy Khánh, Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyễn Ngọc Minh, Hanoi
Nguyễn Ngọc Ánh, Hà Tây (Runner-up)
Nguyễn Ngọc Phương Vy, Ho Chi Minh City (Winner)
Week 1: Self-Expressing Songs
Week 2: Top Hits
Week 3: World-Inspirational
Week 4: Rock Night
Week 5: Trịnh Công Sơn
Week 6: Folk-Inspiration
Week 7: Judges' Choice
Week 8: I Raise My Voice for My Darlings
Week 9: Contestants' favourite
Before the finals occurred, Thuỳ Dương had stated that she was no longer in the competition due to her health, so Ngọc Minh was chosen to replace with the second highest votes in Wild Card.