The winners of the American Idol/Pop Idol franchise are set for a Christmas Day (25DEC03) showdown on American TV.

Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and Britain's Pop Idol phenomenon Will Young will face off with 10 other winners of the TV talent show from around the globe as part of a two-hour special.

The international winner will be announced a week later on New Year's Day (01JAN03).

Other competitors will represent Germany, Lebanon, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, The Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Australia.

14/11/2003 19:03