Insights Into American Idol

Insights Into American Idol

by Chuck Bednar


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American Idol is a television show unlike any other. Each week, millions of viewers tune in, casting upwards of 100 million votes for their favorite performers. For eight seasons, it has dominated television ratings, and it has taken TV to a whole new level of interactivity. Moreover, American Idol has spawned countless clones, received unprecedented media coverage, and expanded its influence into more than 100 countries around the world. It has become a phenomenon of global proportions.

Insights into American Idol takes a look at this worldwide phenomenon. Covering the first eight seasons of the popular talent competition, the book looks back at the best and most famous contestants in series history, offering a fresh perspective while including thought-provoking comments from the winners, judges, and other American Idol experts. It also examines the influence the show has had in other countries, including the more than three dozen international versions of Idol, and much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422216002
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

American Idol Timeline 6

Chapter 1 The American Idol Phenomenon 9

Chapter 2 Origins of a TV Icon 17

Chapter 3 American Idol's Ascent 27

Chapter 4 The Phenomenon Continues 37

Chapter 5 Idol's Global Impact 49

Chronology 58

Glossary 60

Further Reading & Internet Resources 61

Index 62

Picture Credits 64

About the Author 64

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