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- Pretty much everyone in AKB0048, an idol group that also fights evil. Additionally, the show is based around the real life idol group AKB48.
- Aikatsu! (short for "Idol Katsudou") lacks the "fighting against evil" aspect, but it's very much magical so it still counts.
- Barajou no Kiss features a Gender Flipped version with Suzumura Idel and Hasuzaki Yakoh.
- Brocken Blood: The main character becomes a Magical Boy and then he dresses as a girl and becomes an idol in order to find enemies. The person who suggested/forced him to be the idol sometimes forgets that the main goal is to find villains.
- Inverted in DokiDoki! Precure, where Makoto's normal form is the Magical Girl Warrior Cure Sword, and her disguise is Idol Singer "MakoPi" on earth.
- Dream Festival! works under the same conditions as Aikatsu does; that is to say, they use the same card system in order to transform the singers and give them new outfiits.
- In Fairy Idol Kanon, Kanon and her friends Marika and Kodama meet a fairy named Alto, who gives them the ability to become idol singers in order to save the fairy world.
- Full Moon o Sagashite (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 as the occasional wings. Her performances are done solely on her own abilities.
- Hime Chen Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri is about three girls who transform into princesses (Snow White, Cinderella, and Moon Princess Kaguya) in order to restore an ailing Fairyland by spreading happiness in the human world. By becoming a girl group.
- Idol Dreams (31 Ai Dream) has a twist on the genre - rather than being a child with an Older Alter Ego, the heroine is a Christmas Cake Office Lady who becomes a teenager thanks to an experimental drug (as opposed to magic), and uses her new youth to become an idol.
- Jewelpet: Magical Change: Larimar has a subplot where, thanks to her ability to become a teenaged human girl, she becomes an idol singer.
- Key from Key the Metal Idol 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 Idol Singer proper.
- Macross Delta: Even if Walkure operate via Sufficiently Advanced Technology, they're close enough, with the transformation sequences and curing Var Syndrome via music.
- The Trope Maker is Magical Angel Creamy Mami. 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. Hilarity Ensues, though there are more serious bits.
- Magical Stage Fancy Lala is another classical version of the Magical Girl Idol Singer, using the powers granted by her Weasel Mascots to get an adult disguise and a beautiful singing voice.
- Harbour Light Story Fashion Lala, the original OVA, uses dancing instead of singing, but otherwise fights perfectly.
- Magical Star Magical Emi: 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.
- Mahou Shoujo Ore has both the secret identity and the Magical Girl Warrior form of Saki work as idols, though Saki herself is unpopular in her line of work.
- Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch is a cross of this and Magical Girl Warrior, with mermaids.
- Mink uses this trope, except her transformation isn't done by magic but instead with "secret technology from the future." Later, her two friends join her.
- Ojamajo Doremi gives us Onpu Segawa who, in addition to being a Cute Witch, is also The Rival Dark Magical Girl who used her powers for selfish reasons... at first.
- A male version appears in the first episode of Osomatsu-san when the brothers reinvent themselves as an idol group who regularly saves the planet.
- Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream has the main characters as ice skaters instead of idol singers and they lack Older Alter Egos, but otherwise, the show fits the genre pretty well. Its spinoff series PriPara and male focused movie series KING OF PRISM by Prettyrhythm are equally as magical.
- Sailor Moon 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. It's also worth noting that Sailor Venus's dream is to become this - and she is in the live action adaptation (see below).
- Senki Zesshou Symphogear has the main characters being one part Magic Idol singer and one part Magical Girl Warrior. And it's awesome.
- In Show by Rock!!, every main character is a member of some form of band, and gains the power to fight using their music while simultaneously attempting to achieve stardom. It's explained as musicians that have abnormally large potential having the ability to fight against Dark monsters, with Cyan having the most potential out of all of them.
- Alison "Dazzler" Blaire of the 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 Disc-One Nuke 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 Jem-esque effects.
- Full Life Wo Sagashite makes Lisa Simpson into one. Well, technically a "magical saxophone player", but it still counts.
- Starlight Is For Always is a Next-Gen Fic starring Jerrica's daughter Pilar, who discovers the "ghost" of Jem really Synergy and uses the earrings she is given to become the idol singer Jax.
- Leona from Star Darlings is a downplayed version - she's not an actual idol singer (although she dreams of being one), but she possesses magical powers and has an amazing singing voice.
Live Action TV
- Minako Aino from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is a famous Idol Singer by day and a Sailor Guardian, Sailor V/Venus, by night. She turned Sailor Mars/Rei Hino into one under the stage name of Mars Reiko. Mio Kuroki is an evil example.
- The main characters of the 2017 tokusatsu series, Idols & Warriors: Miracle Tunes are members of an idol group given the power to transform into magic warriors in order to recover the magical Sound Jewels.
- Ar Tonelico 2: 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.
- In the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII, the Nitid Tutu makes Jessica Albert look like one, complete with a headset.
- Final Fantasy X-2 features the Songstress as one of the Dresspheres that the three heroines can don - gaining magical dancing and singing abilities. This is tied to the plot - as Yuna uses these powers to help influence peace in Spira. Additionally the original wearer of the Songstress dressphere Lenne was one too - she was a famous singer that was also a summoner fighting on the front lines in the Machina War.
- Athena Asamiya from The King of Fighters is an Idol Singer with Psychic Powers, 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.
- Sona from League of Legends is a Magic Idol Performer. Even 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; Karthus is the lead singer.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable has Mami becoming one in a special route.
- The Warcraft 3 custom campaign Wanderers of Sorceria features one such character: beloved idol singer by day, Magical Girl fighting crime in the name of justice and love by night.
- The plot of the game Idol Mahou Shoujo Chiruchiru Michiru - unpopular idol Michiru makes a wish for popularity on a falling star which turns out to be a magical cat named Nyanmel, and is turned into a magical girl in order to save the world.
- Cornelia aka Rachel in Radiata Stories, to the point where she wouldn't be out of place in her own anime.
- Magical Girl Cano of Crusaders Quest is a famous pop-star who uses the love of her fans to fire magic beams at enemies.
- Cesela from Aura Kingdom claims to be in a rock band, and uses magic as her primary form of fighting.
- 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.
- LoliRock has elements of both this and Magical Girl Warrior. The main characters use their innate magical singing talents in order to maintain thriving popstar careers for their civilian identities.
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks has elements of this building on the Magical Girl Warrior tropes present in the previous My Little Pony: Equestria Girls film by making said magic only work when the girls perform in their band since Twilight Sparkle went back to Equestria. Additionally the villains are Equestria's versions of the Sirens - banished to the human world. Still able to cause discord with their voices, they pass themselves off as a Girl Group in the school's battle of the bands.