American Idol (2002– )

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV


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Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.

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  • Keith Urban at an event for American Idol (2002)
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  • Symphony Howlett in American Idol (2002)
  • Mariah Carey and Keith Urban at an event for American Idol (2002)
  • Katy Perry at an event for American Idol (2002)

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Simon Fuller

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19 February 2004 | thelonewolf74
Gives "Reality" TV a whole new meaning.
If it weren't for Simon Cowell, I have to wonder how many people would watch this show. I admit this says something of my character, but he's the reason I watch this show. His blunt matter of fact, tell-it-like-is approach to telling the unvarnished truth to the no-talent wannabes who audition is something I find very refreshing. Especially when their egos and attitudes are directly proportional to the extent that they suck -- meaning the more they suck, the more ego and attitude they tend to have. (Not with all, but certainly a lot of them) Then there are others who don't have attitude and are devastated by criticism and can be seen in tears later, and even if they were bad I feel a little sorry for them. But that's simply the reality, of the music business and if these kids can't handle it, then they shouldn't be trying to forge a career as a musical artist.

That's reality, and Simon gives them this much needed reality check. It's reality TV in every sense of the word.

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