Simon Fuller didn’t have the slightest idea that the reality show he created would become one of the most favorite reality shows of all time and that it would be loved across the globe. In 2002, he created American Idol which was the competitive search for a singing superstar. It was created by Simon Fuller and produced by Fremantle Media North America and 19 Entertainment. This reality show was aired on the Fox Channel for the first time on June 11, 2002. Every year this competition in on the air, it gains more and more popularity. Every year, the number of followers increases and each participating contestants desire to get selected as the American Idol of the current season grows more intensely.
According to a research agency, Nielsen, it was concluded that as of June 2011, American Idols Live is the most watched TV show and this history has continued for seven continuous seasons of this program. The purpose of the program is to find the singing star of America. For that Judges and viewers screen out contestants further as the season of the program catches its momentum and in the finale only one contestant is left which is declared as the American Idol of that season. In the entire history of American Television, no other reality show could be the number one most watched TV series for seven consecutive seasons. Previously, this record was with TV series “All in the Family” and “The Cosby Show” both of which had the record of being at number one for five consecutive seasons.
Altough the final decision of the contestant’s victory is done by the viewers of the show by the mean of telephone and text messaging, nonetheless the show also employs a panel of judges who also critiques the performance of each contestant and assigns points accordingly. Originally the panel of Judges included Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. But in seasons following, the panel of these judges experienced several changes and many other American personalities were brought into the capacity of American Idol Show Judges.
It is not merely the executives of Fox that declared this reality show a miracle and huge commercial success for the channel, but also the executives of rival channels seem to confess overtly that this reality show has been very impactful and has affected the life of every American in a very pleasant way. It has not only helped the creator and the production team to gain good rewards for their brilliant efforts but has also transformed the lives of the declared American Idols. All of the new artists who were able to make their way to the top eventually moved on to pursue their musical career with a privileged victory already in their profiles.
The history of American Idol does start from an Australian show “Pop Stars” which originally presented the idea of selecting the singing star with the help of a panel of judges and viewers input by the means of the telephone. A British Producer decided to launch a show on same lines in England and thus aired a show named Pop Idol in England. This show included several of the aspects which later became part of American Idol.
In 2001, Fuller and Cowell excitedly decided to sell the “Pop Idol” to one of the owners of American News Channel. To their dismay none of the American TV Channels were interested about investing in the show. The daughter of Rupert Murdoch, Elisabeth, however forced her father who was then the head of Fox’s parent company to buy that show. She has been the keen viewer of the British show and wanted that reality show to be launched for Americans. Eventually, Fox bought the rights and renamed the program to American Idol Live so people of America could associate themselves to this show. This was the right decision taken by the head as the show became the most watched TV series for seven straight seasons. Thanks to the judges and Simon Cowell biting his tongue on occasion, viewers interest has been kept intact. Randy Johnson remains as a judge and he is now joined by Jennifer Lopez and Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith. This threesome has been well received by longtime American Idol fans around the World. This show will continue to be on the air at least until 2013.
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