The first season of Idols premiered on November 1 2002 and continued until March 8 2003. It was won by Jamai Loman. This season was co-hosted by Reinout Oerlemans and Tooske Ragas.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (21 December 2002)Edit

Artist Song (original artists) Result
Leonie van Kuipers "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
Vanessa Eman "Out Here on My Own" (Irene Cara) Eliminated
Jamai Loman "Always on My Mind" (Willie Nelson) Advanced
Hind Laroussi "From This Moment On" (Shania Twain) Advanced
Hester Paalman "Have a Little Faith in Me" (John Hiatt) Eliminated
Elton de Kom "Waiting for You" (Elton de Kom) Eliminated
Jelleke van Berkel "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)" (Roxette) Eliminated
Tialda van Slogteren "A Woman's Worth" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
Yuli Minguel "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Advanced
Winne de Leeuw "The Lady in Red" (Chris de Burgh) Eliminated
  • Jamai Loman, Hind Laroussi and Yuli Minguel advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Elton de Kom returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round and lost.

Heat 2 (28 December 2002)Edit

Artist Song (original artists) Result
Tashka Cijntje "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
Roger Peterson "One" (U2) Advanced
Sabine Schulz "My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
Jim Bakkum "Jessie" (Joshua Kadison) Advanced
Zosja El Rhazi "Weak" (Skunk Anansie) Eliminated
Charlotte Bors "I Want You Back" (The Jackson 5) Eliminated
Sebastiaan Westerhout "In My Bed" (Dru Hill) Eliminated
Marieke van Ginneken "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Advanced
Louise Looijensteijn "I'll Be There" (The Jackson 5) Eliminated
Igmar la Reine "Maybe" (Enrique Iglesias) Eliminated
  • Jim Bakkum, Roger Peterson and Marieke van Ginneken advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Zosja El Rhazi returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round and lost.

Heat 3 (4 January 2003)Edit

Artist Song (original artists) Result
Bas Nibbelke "When You Say Nothing at All" (Ronan Keating) Advanced
Charlotte Hogeslag "I Turn to You" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
David Goncalves "Lately" (Stevie Wonder) Advanced
Dewi Pechler "How Come You Don't Call Me" (Alicia Keys) Advanced
Graziëlla Hunsel "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan) Eliminated
Joël de Tombe "I Need You Tonight" (Backstreet Boys) Eliminated
Linda Schilder "You Are the Dream" (Ilse DeLange) Eliminated
Roy van Iersel "Flying Without Wings" (Westlife) Eliminated
Suze van der Sluis "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (Shania Twain) Eliminated
Yvette de Bie "Somebody Else's Guy" (Jocelyn Brown) Eliminated
  • Dewi Pechler, Bas Nibbelke and David Goncalves advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 7 contestants were eliminated.
  • Joël de Tombe returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round and won.

Live Show 1 (11 January 2003)Edit

Theme: Number One Hits

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Roger Peterson N/A Withdrew
Hind Laroussi "First Time" (Robin Beck) Safe
Jamai Loman "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (Bryan Adams) Safe
Zosja El Rhazi "What's Up" (4 Non Blondes) Eliminated
Bas Nibbelke "Losing My Religion" (R.E.M.) Safe
Dewi Pechler "Killing Me Softly" (The Fugees) Safe
David Goncalves "Wind of Change" (Scorpions) Bottom two
Joël de Tombe "Easy Lover" (Philip Bailey & Phil Collins) Bottom three
Marieke van Ginneken "Stop!" (Sam Brown) Safe
Jim Bakkum "Under the Bridge" (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Safe
Yuli Minguel "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston) Safe

Live Show 2 (18 January 2003)Edit

Theme: Soundtracks

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Yuli Minguel "Don't Let Go (Love)" (En Vogue) Eliminated
Bas Nibbelke "Circle of Life" (Elton John) Bottom three
David Goncalves "Say You, Say Me" (Lionel Richie) Safe
Dewi Pechler "Lady Marmalade" (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa) Safe
Hind Laroussi "Colors of the Wind" (Vanessa Williams) Safe
Jamai Loman "Love Is All Around" (Wet Wet Wet) Safe
Jim Bakkum "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Safe
Joël de Tombe "Gangsta's Paradise" (Coolio) Safe
Marieke van Ginneken "Ease on Down the Road" (Diana Ross & Michael Jackson) Bottom two

Live Show 3 (25 January 2003)Edit

Theme: Top 40 Hits

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Dewi Pechler "Stronger" (Sugababes) Safe
Joël de Tombe "Like I Love You" (Justin Timberlake) Eliminated
Jamai Loman "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Elton John) Safe
Marieke van Ginneken "Sk8er Boi" (Avril Lavigne) Bottom three
David Goncalves "My Friend" (Groove Armada) Bottom two
Bas Nibbelke "We've Got Tonight" (Ronan Keating & Lulu) Safe
Hind Laroussi "Feel" (Robbie Williams) Safe
Jim Bakkum "Cry Me a River" (Justin Timberlake) Safe

Live Show 4 (1 February 2003)Edit

Theme: Dutch Hits

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Jamai Loman "De vleugels van mijn vlucht" (Paul de Leeuw) Safe
Hind Laroussi "Stil in mij" (Van Dik Hout) Safe
David Goncalves "Kon ik maar even bij je zijn" (Gordon Heuckeroth) Safe
Bas Nibbelke "Annabel" (Hans de Booij) Eliminated
Marieke van Ginneken "Margherita" (Marco Borsato) Safe
Jim Bakkum "Zij maakt het verschil" (De Poema's) Bottom two
Dewi Pechler "Een moment zonder jou" (Nasty) Safe

Live Show 5 (8 February 2003)Edit

Theme: Swinging 80's

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Marieke van Ginneken "Walking on Sunshine" (Katrina and the Waves) Eliminated
Jim Bakkum "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen) Safe
David Goncalves "All Night Long (All Night)" (Lionel Richie) Safe
Dewi Pechler "Let's Hear It for the Boy" (Deniece Williams) Bottom two
Jamai Loman "Relight My Fire" (Dan Hartman) Safe
Hind Laroussi "Upside Down" (Diana Ross) Safe

Live Show 6 (15 February 2003)Edit

Theme: Love Songs

ArtistSong (original artists)Result
Jim Bakkum "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Percy Sledge) Bottom two
Jamai Loman "Always" (Bon Jovi) Safe
David Goncalves "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Glenn Medeiros) Eliminated
Hind Laroussi "The Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush) Safe
Dewi Pechler "What's Love Got to Do with It" (Tina Turner) Safe

Live Show 7 (22 February 2003)Edit

Theme: People's Choice

ArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
Hind Laroussi "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) "How Will I Know" (Whitney Houston) Safe
Jim Bakkum "Uptown Girl" (Billy Joel) "Hero" (Enrique Iglesias) Bottom two
Dewi Pechler "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera) "Objection (Tango)" (Shakira) Eliminated
Jamai Loman "Let's Get Loud" (Jennifer Lopez) "Angels" (Robbie Williams) Safe

Live Show 8: Semi-final (1 March 2003)Edit

Theme: Contestant's Choice

ArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
Jamai Loman "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (Simply Red) "Celebration" (Kool & the Gang) Safe
Hind Laroussi "Get Here" (Oleta Adams) "Bad Girls" (Donna Summer) Eliminated
Jim Bakkum "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) "Proud Mary" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Safe

Live final (8 March 2003)Edit

ArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songThird songResult
Jim Bakkum "Under the Bridge" (Red Hot Chili Peppers) "Your Song" (Elton John) "Tell Her" Runner-up
Jamai Loman "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Elton John) "Your Song" (Elton John) "Step Right Up" Winner
Idols (Netherlands)

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Winners: Jamai Loman (2003) | Boris Titulaer (2004) | Raffaëla Paton (2006) | Nikki Kerkhof (2008) | Nina den Hartog (2016) | Julia van Helvoirt (2017)
Runners-up: Jim Bakkum (2003) | Maud Mulder (2004) | Floortje Smit (2006) | Nathalie Makoma (2008) | Kimberly Fransens (2016) | Bram Boender (2017)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on Idols (Netherlands)
Categories: Category:Idols (Netherlands) | Category:Idols (Netherlands) participants