[[quoteright:330:[[Manga/FullmoonOSagashite http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/full_moon_singer_6691.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:330:Her power gives her the voice, and [[PowerGivesYouWings the wings]], of an angel.]]

A SubTrope of MagicalGirl where her magical identity is an IdolSinger. They come in two varieties - either a girl who is already an idol singer gains the ability to fight crime, usually by way of singing, or a girl who becomes an idol singer through the use of magic.

This type of MagicalGirl is the one that uses the WishFulfillment appeal of the genre the most. While the other two types uses her powers [[CuteWitch to do good deeds]] or [[MagicalGirlWarrior fight the good fight]], the Magical Girls here use the powers they gain to achieve their dreams of stardom, although they can use MagicMusic.

As the protagonists here tend to be too young to be part of the musical industry, OlderAlterEgo is often used.

Note the character has to be a magical girl, not just someone with music related powers.

Compare/Contrast EvilDiva.
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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* The TropeMaker was ''Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami''. A girl aids an alien and is granted the ability to become a (just barely) adult. She very quickly realizes that she has no idea what to do with herself as a grownup, then stumbles across a talent contest/scouting mission. Her powers give her an invisible band and special effects, and she gets hired as an idol singer. HilarityEnsues, though there are more serious bits.
** ''Anime/MagicalStarMagicalEmi'': Although Emi is a Stage Magician rather than an Idol Singer, her story still follows the Magic Idol Singer template. She even dabbles in Idol Singer territory by combining her magic shows with musical accompaniment.
** ''Anime/MagicalStageFancyLala'' is another classical version of the MagicalGirl IdolSinger, using the powers granted by her {{Weasel Mascot}}s to get an adult disguise and a beautiful singing voice.
* ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'' (pictured) is a manga where a very young girl gains the ability to transform into a teenage girl. This also allows her to sing by (temporarily) removing the throat cancer that is otherwise stopping her.
** A rarer example since magic has nothing to do with her singing or performances, with the exception of a few sparkly effects such the occasional wings. Her performances are done solely on her own abilities.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is a cross of this and MagicalGirlWarrior, with [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]].
* ''[[Anime/HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri]]'' is the latest of the bunch, about three girls who transform into princesses (Literature/SnowWhite, Literature/{{Cinderella}}, and Moon Princess Kaguya) in order restore an ailing Fairyland by spreading happiness in the human world. By becoming a girl group.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' gives us Onpu Segawa who, in addition to being a CuteWitch, is also TheRival DarkMagicalGirl who used her powers for selfish reasons...[[CharacterDevelopment at first.]]
* The main character of ''Manga/BrockenBlood'' becomes a [[MagicalGirl Magical Boy]] and then he [[DisguisedInDrag dresses as a girl and becomes an idol]] in order to find enemies. The person who [[DraggedIntoDrag suggested/forced him to be the idol]] sometimes forgets that the main goal is to find villains.
* ''{{Mink}}'' uses this trope, except her transformation isn't done by magic but instead with "secret technology from the future."
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' gives us the Starlights, Sailor Star Maker, Sailor Star Healer, and Sailor Star Fighter, who diguised as a male pop group called the Three Lights on Earth.
* ''Manga/BarajouNoKiss'' features a GenderFlipped with Suzumura Idel and Hasuzaki Yakoh.
* ''PrettyRhythmAuroraDream'' has the main main characters as ice skaters instead of idol singers, and they lack Older Alter Egos, but otherwise the show fits the genre pretty well.
* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' has the main characters being one part Magic Idol singer and one part MagicalGirlWarrior. And it's awesome.
* Key from ''Anime/KeyTheMetalIdol'' could count when one notes her revered and dreaded magical abilities. This being said, she is also a deconstruction of this trope, just as her, Miho, and Beniko serve to deconstruct the IdolSinger proper.
* Pretty much everyone in ''Anime/AKB0048'', an idol group that also fights evil. Additionally, the show is based around the real life idol group ''Music/AKB48''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' (short for "Idol Katsudou") lacks the "fighting against evil" aspect, but it's very much magical so it still counts.
* {{Inverted| Trope}} in ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'', where one character's normal form is the MagicalGirlWarrior, and her disguise is an IdolSinger on earth.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Alison "ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}" Blaire of the ''{{ComicBook/X-Men}},'' a singer with the ability to turn light into sound and vice versa. She can use most powers seen with manipulators of sound or light. This also results in her shows looking ''freaking awesome.'' Naturally, she changes with what sort of music is popular at the time; when introduced, she was billed as the first disco-themed superhero!
** She's also a DiscOneNuke in the arcade game; her sonic explosions will clear a ''lot'' of {{Mooks}} from your path. In the comics at the time, she was actually ''far'' more likely to use {{WesternAnimation/Jem}}-esque effects.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ''{{VideoGame/Warcraft}} 3'' campaign Wanderers of Sorceria features one such character: beloved idol singer by day, MagicalGirl fighting crime in the name of justice and love by night.
* Yuna could be considered to be this in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]]'', despite her age. (While any of the three playable characters can activate the Songstress [=DressSphere=] and transform into an idol singer with magical music, Yuna deserves special mention due to the plot relevance of her transformation.)
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico2'': Cloche and Luca invoke this trope in some of their outfits. Mind you, they are already "magical", "idol", and "singer" in their normal life (which is in a magical world); this is simply going with the most common implementation of archetype.
* ''VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable'' has Mami becoming one in a special route.
* Franchise/WonderMomo fullstop.
* Athena Asamiya from ''TheKingOfFighters'' is an IdolSinger with PsychicPowers, and she uses the KOF tournaments as a way to both fight for justice and boost her popularity. By the time KOF 96 starts, she's already a massive hit around the world.
* [[CuteMute Sona]] from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is a Magic Idol ''Performer''. Even [[EvilGenius Swain]] admits her music is lovely when he saw her solo tour. Funny enough, when she's with her band, she steps out of the spotlight and sticks to rhythm guitar; ''[[EvilSorceror Karthus]]'' is the lead singer.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* An (extremely large) version shows up for one scene in ''{{Webcomic/Megatokyo}}''.
* The webcomic based on the 80's game WonderMomo, [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/wondermomo link here]], is based and runs RAMPANT with this trope.
* Emi from ''{{Webcomic/Metacarpolis}}'' started as a MagicalGirlWarrior and only became a Magic Idol Singer after she was recruited by an entertainment conglomerate.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''{{WesternAnimation/Jem}}'' would probably be the closest western counterpart of the classic Magic Idol singer, only she's already an adult and uses highly-advanced technology instead of magic to achieve the disguise.

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