American Idol Produces Stars

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“American Idol” is responsible for launching some of the biggest careers in music today. The common belief is that making it on “American Idol” will shoot one to fame and fortune. This dream has come true for many of the contestants. Previous winners such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have gone on to become mega-selling, globe-touring, award-winning stars, while even contestants that have not won, such as Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson, have gone on to become top-earning performers. A lot of the contestants that have won and that were voted off would not have been discovered if they had not appeared on the show. To begin with “American Idol” is one of the most popular reality TV shows in the United States. Millions of people all around the country watch it every season. On June 11th, 2002 “American Idol” became a major hit on reality television. It featured amateur singers competing with each other to become the next “American Idol.” The show was created based on the British show named PopIdol by TV producer Nigel Lythgoe. The show is hosted by Ryan Secrest, and the judges this year are Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler. This is the tenth season and it has become TV’s top rated show. Idol is so popular among viewers because they get to participate by calling in each week to vote for the person they think should stay on the show. It is a family friendly show that allows viewers to get in on the action. It is easy to see why so many people tune in each week to hear the music and vote for their favorite contestant. To be a contestant on “American Idol”, you have to be a U.S. citizen between the age of 15 and 24. If you are under the age of 18 you have to be accompanied by an adult. The show starts off with many people all over the United States who are competing to be finalists, but only twelve make it. At the
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