While it has been nine years since the last time Singapore had a Singapore Idol winner, the recent arrest of singer and second season winner Hady Mirza for drug offences has at least temporarily jogged everyone's memory about the reality singing competition.
The show, a home-grown version of popular United States series American Idol, ran for three seasons (2004, 2006 and in 2009) on local television - in the process making a dozen or so contestants household names.
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