American Idol

American IdolNetwork: FOX
Episodes: Ongoing (one – two hours)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 11, 2002 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Brian Dunkleman.

TV show description:      
A pop singing competition reality show that has become phenomenally popular.

Contestants (ages 16 to 29) are found via nationwide open auditions. The number of contestants is narrowed down, through subsequent single and group auditions, and are judged by people like record producers Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, and singing-star Paula Abdul.

In the final weeks of the competition, the judges critique performances but only the most popular singers (determined by audience votes) stay in the competition. At the culmination of the season, the most popular singer is named “American Idol.”

The series is hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

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  2. Trackerjack says

    If the purpose of these singing competitions is to generate new Stars, American Idol is the ONLY competition show that has ever done that. All the rest seem to be about the judges, Idol is about the contestants. Idol screwed up when they had The Mariah/Nikki debacle, and have been trying to rebuild ever since. I may be guilty of tunnel vision here, but I’ve never heard of a single ‘winner’ of any of the other wanna-be shows having any success past the initial buzz.
    For those viewers who like the drama of the banter between the judges, more power to you. For those who enjoy seeing new talent develop into bona-fide stars, Idol is the only competition with a proven record of accomplishing just that.

  3. gaynell la mothe says

    We all know that black people can sing, but once you run across a white person that has rapsiness in their voice, the world has to go crazy. Bernell should have never gone home and is shame on the judges that allowed it, this show needs to be gone because too many artists have let the talent go. I never realized the money was that important to turn your back on real talent, hope you all go away.

  4. Gloria says

    Do not cancel this we all love to watch people sing and get a chance to become stars look at all the singers who have become super star because of this show even ones that do not win end up making hit records or starring in movies. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT GREAT SHOW CANCEL SURVIVOR OR SPLASH OR BIGGEST LOSER OR BATCHELOR OR THAT STUPID RACE PROGRAM!!!!

  5. CM says

    Used to watch it – used to look it. I think it is time for it to go. I dislike most reality shows anyway. There are afew worth watching but not this one. It has gotten to be too much drama.

  6. Mary Sagor says

    I do like American Idol and there are not many reality things that I like. This gives talented hopefuls a shot at what they desire most in the world, a singing career, and the opportunity to hear the truth from true experts in the field of entertainment. Plus, we the audience, get to hear some amazing singers. It is a competition based on the individual’s own talent, not some arbitrary choice made by some horny man who may look good but has no soul or integrity. The Bachelor -now, that is a show that is worth replacing.

  7. Clucastrn says

    Seriously, I’m still watching it.. But it don’t make me get addicted to it. I was just looking forward on who’s winning..

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