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    American Idol “That rendition was impressive, but you do not look like an American Idol; however, we will give you one more chance. Welcome to Hollywood!” A person with a mediocre voice that is not stunningly attractive would have a harder time advancing to Hollywood on American Idol. As the judges say, an American Idol should be a distinct person with an exceptionally fantastic voice. Culture is the training or refining of intellectual faculties and the way of life for a particular people. My

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    The Voice and American Idol are two popular reality television shows that aim to find the best unknown singers and transform them into a household name. Beginning in 2002, American Idol has soared in the ratings due to the unique competition style of famous celebrity judges deciphering the best singer from large groups of hopefuls, with its most successful season bringing in over thirty-eight million views during the finale. The Voice, a newer show, similarly supplies viewers with a unique singing

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    In spring of ’09, I won Liberty High School’s most likely to become the next American Idol. Receiving the award-winning T-Shirt in front of the whole graduating class was a great honor. However, I never envisioned reality television in my future; especially not a show with Judge Simon Cowel’s vain insults. Fox’s American Idol phenomenon still soars high a decade after its initial premiere in 2002. The remains popular even with Cowel retired. 29.3 million viewers, 21% more than the previous season

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    The Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal Lecter, American Idol Few modern horror movies have matched the critical acclaim of Jonathan Demme's 1991 The Silence of the Lambs, featuring Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the cannibal psychiatrist. The film, along with Alfred Hitchock's Psycho (1960), is one of few horror/suspense films accepted by movie critics as one of the best American films ever produced. However, as the trilogy of movies in the Hannibal Lecter series progressed, many feared

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    Interpretations

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    very wrong. As a kid my family and I always stayed up to watch American Idol. Back then it was really popular and we all liked seeing people who sounded terrible and the select few that actually sounded decent. Well one day when I was five I can remember that I was in the car with my family and we were driving home from something. My mom and step dad were singing to a song, and I remember thinking that they should go on American Idol, because surely they would win. Thinking back on it now, I laugh

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    One of the reality TV shows that now days people are interested to watch and gives big impact on the society is American Idol. This show does not end with the talent of people, but also having the ability to show their best performance and beauty is important. Having a talent to sing is part of the show, but being able to impress people is the other part. It is important to be fashionable in order to get people’s attention and amaze them. Like Katniss, in Suzanne Collins book show up as a fighter

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    Stay Tuned: Reality Television Domination

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    out the higher spirits in people and often motivate them to try to be their best. The impact of talent competitions on viewers is typically seen year round, but significantly amplifies around the beginning and end of the season. Programs like American Idol, The X Factor, and The Voice are prime examples of popular talent competitions. In an interview discussing the importance of reality television shows, Courtney Clement said that she really enjoys watching shows where people are encouraged to express

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    to be the best so they would listen to other musician’s songs and try to write a song with a more influential message. One major Recording studio in the 60’s was a small place in Detroit called Motown. Motown was well known for recording African Americans that were put into groups based off their skill. The record company produced music fast and kept putting together groups that they called a “family”. Motown shared their revenue with the “family”, unlike the way

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    Heroes versus Idols

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    Today, heroes and idols are seen as almost one in the same, but there are major differences between the two. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely regarded as a hero not only to African Americans, but to the world as well. American Idol contestants are seen as heroes as well, but on a smaller scale. By Definition, a hero is “a man (occas. woman) generally admired or acclaimed for great qualities or achievements in any field,” according to the Oxford Dictionary (OED def. 3A.). Whereas an idol by definition

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    I Am Famous, Therefore I Am

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    that reality television is abominable and will be (or is already becoming) the downfall of our society as a whole. Reality television may not be the most intellectual form of entertainment available, but I believe that the shift in societal norms from idol-worship to self-promotion has created an environment in which reality television's takeover is the only natural conclusion. Before we can understand why reality television has become the phenomenon that it now is, we have to consider the nature of

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