American Idol

June 11, 2002
Reality TV show
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27 wins (2 Primetime Emmys) and 61 nominations
American Idol is a spinoff from Pop Idol created by British Simon Fuller. The aim is to discover the best singer in the country through nationwide auditions. Twelve finalists sing a song and after each song they get criticized by the judges. After each show America must vote for a finalist. The contestant with the least amount of voices is eliminated. The show goes on until their is only one contestant left. The winner is crowned "American Idol" and wins a recording contract worth approx. $1,000,000.
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Actor: Paula Abdul / Ryan Seacrest / Jennifer Hudson / Amy Adams / Carrie Underwood



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