The Increasing Popularity Of American Idol

Did you know that the first season of Americans began less than five years ago? The first took place on June 11, 2002. The program quickly became a topic of debate around the water cooler when people discussed the ability to sing candidates who were still in the program and debated the issue of knowledge who should cut yourself

By the time the season finale was released on September 4, 2002, Fox Network realized that they were very successful. Other networks were not worried. Not yet anyway. This has changed, however. Other networks no longer try to compete with American Idol and hope that their nights on Tuesday and Wednesday show the same air as American Idol to submerge in the ranking. Dancing With the Stars, another popular show where viewers vote who stays and who returns home, will not air their next season on Tuesday and Wednesday nights as they did in the past. They will broadcast their show on Monday night and their results will be shown on Tuesday night, and Tuesday night will be right after the end of American Idol.

American Idol is now the number one show in the United States so far. In fact, they could lose half of their audience on a certain night and appear in the top 10 television shows.

Not seeing the program can harm people socially because the discussion of the program is a hot topic in almost every place a person goes. That's why I started watching it in the second season. I was tired of everyone I knew talking about that and feeling like an outcast because I did not know anything about the program. Now, I'm addicted to that, like millions of other Americans. And the irony is that the American Idol concept is not originally from the United States.

American Idol is based on a British television program called Pop Idol. And yes, Simon Cowell was part of Pop Idol. Simon, with Simon Fuller developed Pop Idol and then brought the concept to the United States as American Idol.

Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Ryan Seacrest have been part of the program since its first broadcast, but did you know that Ryan had a co-host in the first season? His name was Brian Dunkleman. Brian left after the first season. He was not happy with his role in the program, the producers were not happy with his performance, and Simon Cowell was openly critical of him. However, Dunkleman is again involved with American Idol. Rewind the work of the voice over work in American Idol, a program that reaffirms everything that happened in the last seasons of American Idol, you know, in case you have lost it or wish it goodbye.

But why has American Idol become the current phenomenon? After all, it is not the first singing competition on television. Star Search had singing competitions and was on the air for 12 years, but it never became a mega hit. The key could be in the participation of the spectator. Star Search has had some participation, but only from the studio audience, while American Idol gives anyone with access to a phone the opportunity to be part of the decision of who is leaving and who is staying. And the voting public takes 100% of the decision once the 24 best candidates are selected. Judges express their opinion each week and wait for the voters to hear them, but in the end, the audience decides. I think that's a big part of what made American Idol so popular. The spectators come to make the decisions. This gives the audience the feeling of control and power.

In combination with the viewers who make the decision of who is going and who is left, are the competitors themselves. These are ordinary people like you and me, who are talented singers, usually anyway, and we have not yet been discovered. In addition, judges and producers have a good ability not only to choose candidates who can sing, but also with personality, which makes the show very entertaining.

There are probably very few people living in the United States who have not heard of American Idol. You should almost live under a rock not to know it these days. Is it something good or bad? I think it's okay. It's a family program without violence unless you count Ryan and Simon or Paula and Simon fighting.

The phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down. How much bigger can it be? Who knows? All we can do is wait and see.