For more than a decade singing competitions have filled primetime slots on TV. With the promise of lucrative record contracts, fame and millions of adoring fans, year after year people continue to line up for days and audition in front of professionals.
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The debut of “American Idol” in 2002 created a new model of singing competition that was praised as the contest for the people. The genius behind the show was the opportunity for average Americans to audition and compete for a record deal.
If you know me, you know I love to sing. It is not a secret. I probably sing more than babies are born. I can’t help myself, I love music and nothing else. I sing in any place, at any time. I sing Disney songs in the shower. I sing N’Sync songs at rock paintings. […]
This season, the cultural phenomenon “American Idol,” has offered some memorable performances, snarky comments from Simon Cowell and exciting guest mentors for the contestants.
Television viewers across the country have heaved a huge sigh of relief with the writer’s strike finally coming to an end.
It’s the dream of almost every American – to be plucked out of obscurity, offered fame and fortune and given the opportunity to be berated and criticized by Simon Cowell. Well, maybe not that last part.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a reality television junkie. Some people might argue that reality TV destroys the name of television and scripted sitcoms and dramas. But I’ve got to admit, it’s a guilty pleasure I’m addicted to. And next week is reality TV heaven week for me.