Filed Under () by Admin Fan on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Posted at : Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A reality television show where aspiring singers compete for a recording contract and a shot at fame and wealth? Sounds like a winning formula — and “American Idol” on Fox was just that, year after year, until its end in 2016.
Launched in 2002, the show focused on finding the best singers, but it also offered viewers weeks of “audition” shows in which bad singers humorously took the stage, too. Contestants had to be between 15 and 28 years old at the time of the taping; and while contestants in the the earlier rounds were evaluated by celebrity judges, in the final competition it was viewers who voted via phone, text message, and on the official website.
2.) Competitors who hit the big time. Fifteen seasons of "Idol" have left their mark on our culture. Some of the music industry's most popular performers came out of the "Idol" reality TV boot camp, most notably Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Rocker Chris Daughtry and actor Jennifer Hudson did not made it to the final round, but both have had great success in their performing careers nonetheless. Also notable is Adam Lambert, who has seen success both as a solo artist and as a replacement for the late Freddie Mercury in the group Queen. A reboot will no doubt provide us with plenty other talented, chart-topping artists.
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Five Things We Missed About ‘American Idol’