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American Idol

By breanna on
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Will American Idol be the same??

American Idol is a reality television show that's goal is to find new talent. Simon Fuller originally created American Idol as a spin-off from the British show Pop Idol, of which two series were broadcast between 2001 and 2003. It is currently the #1 program in the Nielsen ratings and is one of only three that have been #1 for five consecutive seasons.

The programs goal is to discover the best singer in the country through a series of nationwide auditions in which you help decide through telephone and SMS text voting. Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, and Lee DeWyze have been the pasty years winners of the show. The show is run by Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. Simon announced on January 10, 2010 that he will be leaving but the show must go on where his words, but will it be worth while without Simons critical, yet loving criticism? Paula Abdul was a judge for the show's first eight seasons and this year the show was not the same without her, and now with Simon leaving how will Randy manage? Ellen DeGeneres was the replacement for Paula this year, and I love Ellen but she's not cut out for this job. Ryan Seacrest has hosted the show for its entire run, how does he feel to be one of the few originals left? Can we change this? American Idols viewing rates were down by 20% this year. Was it due to lack of talent, or was it because of the devastation many were facing due to Paula leaving and Simon walking out? Can America change Simons mind, will Paula return, and most of all will Randy carry on the great comedy that accompanied the harsh moments?