Idol, Pop Idol or the Idol Series is an international television music contest with local Idol series in a lot of countries and territories:
The show is a reality television singing competition where the a winner is selected by the audience voting. The show combines a number of elements previously used by other shows such as Popstars - mass auditioning, the search of a new star, and the use of a judging panel that critiques the auditioners' performance and selects the contestants. An important element is audience participation, where the audience may vote by telephone or text to decide which contestant can proceed further each week and ultimately win. According to the show creator, Simon Fuller, "the interactivity was important because this would allow the audience to tell me who they liked best and this, in turn, would indicate to me who would have the most fans and eventually sell the most music and become the biggest stars." To this is added "the drama of backstories and the real-life soap opera of the unfolding real-time events" as the show is presented as a live competition event which drew "more from a sporting concept of true competition".
The British talent search television series Pop Idol has spawned spin-offs in 42 territories, in what is now referred to as the "Idols" format, as described by FremantleMedia. As part of an out-of-court settlement between the Pop Idol producers and the creators of Popstars, international sales contracts of the format contain a clause preventing the local broadcaster from using the word pop in the local title. The Idol television series was created by Simon Fuller and is managed by 19 Entertainment, a CKX, Inc. company. Read more on Wikipedia
This project is to add profiles of people who have participated in one of the Idol Series.
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