How to use Idol in a sentence
The oldest idol of the Thespians was a rude stone.
He was the idol of his soldiers, a good tactician, but not a great strategist.
The principal idol is of black stone and is 3 ft.
He was a determined idol breaker.
In one text the Cromm Cruach is styled the chief idol of Ireland.Advertisement
He was the idol of the people, and flew in songs through their mouths."
But the idol in this Sivite temple was only a tall block or pillar of hewn stone, of a familiar kind.
This speech made him the idol of the "silver" majority of the convention and brought him the Democratic nomination for the presidency on the following day.
We hear in several documents of a great idol covered with gold and silver named Cromm Cruach, or Cenn Cruaich, which was surrounded by twelve lesser idols covered with brass or bronze, and stood on Mag Slecht (the plain of prostrations) near Ballymagauran, Co.
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His father was a pagan, the priest of an idol called Abnil or Abizal.
She was the idol of Pierre de Bourdeille Brantome, and is the "Reine Margot" of anecdotic history and romance.
He attempts to steal jewels which are hidden in an ancient idol.
This speech, which, according to reports, was extremely radical and denied the right of the king to disallow acts of the colonial legislature, made Henry the idol of the common people of Virginia and procured for him an enormous practice.
On another occasion Patrick is reported to have overthrown a famous idol known as Cenn Cruaich or Cromm Cruaich in the plain of Mag Slecht (county Cavan).Advertisement
According to the story St Patrick overthrew the idol, and one of the lives of the saint states that the mark of his crosier might still be seen on the stone.
A few chapters earlier on, the Lord challenges the idol worshippers to get their so-called gods to do what he has done.
He has taken food from his starving babies to give to an idol that does not consume it.
This is how the Children of Israel got involved with this idol worship.
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Thus when, after the crowning victory of Rivoli (14th of January 1797), Mantua surrendered and the Austrian rule in Italy for the time collapsed, Bonaparte was virtually the idol of the French nation, the master of the Directory and potentially the protector of the Holy See.
Most of the inhabitants continued heathens until, according to the legend, Salsa, a Christian maiden, threw the head of their serpent idol into the sea, whereupon the enraged populace stoned her to death.
A Greek statue was therefore chosen as the idol, and it was proclaimed as the anthropomorphic equivalent of a much revered and highly popular Egyptian beast-divinity, the dead Apis, assimilated to Osiris.
But a popular idol nearly always suffers by removal from immediate contact with the popular sympathy, be the motives for removal what they may.
And the third film starred Jack Buchanan, who was a matinee idol of the time.Advertisement
Maybe you have read about the life of a famous pop idol, soap actor or film star in a magazine.
Their heirs later even sent a huge pagan idol, a ' Statue of Liberty ', to naive Americans.
In terms of the latter, three radiocarbon determinations have been obtained from the idol.
With his growing fame and singing success, Cassidy was keen to shake his squeaky-clean teen idol image and to pursue a solo career.
I would never stoop to bow down to a god of stone or an idol of wood or jewels !
Instant Star draws on the popularity of star-making talent competitions like American Idol to take a look at the life of a teen instantly thrust into the limelight when she wins a singing competition.
With this series, Depp was now considered a teen idol, a notion that did not sit well with him.
Elvis Presley - This rock idol passed away from cardiac arrhythmia on August 16, 1977.
To say it all started here may not be exactly truthful, but it was at Pop Idol that Cowell's wit and special brand of honesty became the stuff of legend.
Kimmel's boyhood idol was none other than David Letterman.
Continuing to ride his wave of success, Kimmel finally realized his life long dream of following in the footsteps of his childhood idol David Letterman and debuted his talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2003.
Simon Cowell engagement rumors are met with denials by the American Idol judge…but he does admit he's "smitten".
Before she started American Idol, she had won several plus size modeling competitions.
The same encyclopedia gives the definition of pagans as " unenlightened, idol worshipping, raw rustic heathens " .
Charged with murder, Roxie goes to jail where she meets her idol, the vaudeville singer Velma Kelly (Jones).
Throughout the competition, Adam was often seen in the crowd cheering his brother on and David has often commented that his brother was his idol.
When judging American Idol, Paula Abdul had the idea to give each contestant an inspirational piece of jewelry.
She is a vocal evangelical Christian and prior to winning Idol frequently performed Christian songs.
She initially rejected, but Idol judges Randy Jackson exercised his wild card vote and brought her back.
In the end, Lambert did lose American Idol.
Just because you don't win American Idol, doesn't mean that you can't be a star!
What total fan girl doesn't want to be bitten by her idol.
They were immediately reprinted, the latter being dedicated to the lord mayor and the former to the author's kinsman, George Sacheverell, high sheriff of Derby for the year; and, as the passions of the whole British population were at this period keenly exercised between the rival factions of Whig and Tory, the vehement invectives of this furious divine on behalf of an ecclesiastical institution which supplied the bulk of the adherents of the Tories made him their idol.
But that was when she was naive and he was her idol.
Or maybe the type of apprehensive awe a teenage girl gave her idol.
He also admonished them to never let suffering become an idol.
In addition, the word ala ' and the three idol goddesses are found only in these Meccan Suras.
His status as a matinee idol gave him sufficient clout to lease the Queen's Theater for a season.
Meanwhile, Nemo has befriended the other denizens of the tank, who are led by scarred Moorish idol Gill.
They don't come much more teen idol than Fabian.
The latest example of this decline is the new song of the teenage pop idol, Gareth Gates.
Verse eight says, " A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine.
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John became a matinee idol in the Twenties, dubbed as " The Great Profile " .
Suggesting that they vote by text or internet or through a political Pop Idol just invites mockery.
It is fitting that the little redhead should enjoy the final word on his idol.
Advertisement After England had lost the penalty shootout 3-1 the raging former Newcastle idol lost his cool.
I would never stoop to bow down to a god of stone or an idol of wood or jewels!
In spirit a child, in character a man of classic mould, Garibaldi had remained the nations idol, an almost legendary hero whose place none could aspire to fill.
Wishings, blessings, cursings, oaths, vows, exorcisms, and so on, are uttered aloud, doubtless partly that they may be heard by the human parties to the rite, but likewise in many cases that they may be heard, or at least overheard, by a consentient deity, perhaps represented visibly by an idol or other cult-object.
His name was the theme of the popular song of the moment - "C'est Boulanger qu'il nous faut"; the general and his black horse became the idol of the Parisian populace; and he was urged to play the part of a plebiscitary candidate for the presidency.
The real turning point for Ryan Seacrest came when he won a co-host position with American Idol in 2002.
After the success of American Idol, Seacrest was suddenly everywhere.
He designed many of the shirts he wore on American Idol.
If you combined American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, the resulting reality TV show would be a lot like Celebrity Duets.
The show, which takes a look at some of the public's favorite American Idol contestants, will air February 24 at 8 PM on Fox.
After execs announced that comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres would be replacing Paula Abdul as a permanent judge on American Idol, fans of the show began weighing in on the decision.
Ellen is set to make her Idol judge debut for its ninth season in January 2010.
Adam Lambert competed on the reality show American Idol, coming in second place when Kris Allen won the title.
Reports of Tiger's wife moving out is the latest news on the fallen sports idol.
When Kenny Rogers made an appearance on an episode of American Idol he surprised many people with his new look.
Simon Cowell has been quietly dating American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy.
Paula Abdul - Abdul caused many fans of American Idol to wonder if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs numerous times while sitting in the judges' chair.
There are rumors running rampant that have people wondering if Paula is returning to Idol.
Aside from one or two standouts, this season of American Idol is far from stellar.
Reps for Paula, nor Paula herself, have confirmed whether or not she will be back on Idol or X-Factor or both.
First Idol wouldn't give her the raise she wanted and now they want her back?
Named after his celebrity idol Paris Hilton (no relation), Perez Hilton, born Mario Armando Lavandeira, has been called "The Most Infamous Celebrity Blogger" on the Internet.
Corey Haim, one of the famous "Coreys" of the 80s (the other being Corey Feldman), wasn't able to maintain his teen idol success.
Lopez's decision to do American Idol prevented Anthony from accepting a role in a reality show, causing resentment.
The teen idol made a habit of pairing her low rise jeans with cropped shirts to expose her torso and back.
Some popular Wubbzy movies are Wubbzy Be Mine, Wubb Idol, Wubbzy's Big Movie and Wubbzy Goes Boo.
Notables who attended the school are Anthony Fedorov (a finalist on American Idol), Patrick Murphy (Pennsylvania Congressman), and Steve Capus (president of NBC News).
Norwegian also offers several passenger-participation shows, such as the "Star Seeker" talent show program that operates with the same principles as the popular television show American Idol.
He has a Nikon commercial, appearances on MTV's Rob and Big Black Show, and an appearance on American Idol.
Paul Abdul is not only an award winning musician, a choreographer and a former judge on American Idol, but is also a trend-setting jewelry designer as well.
She designed keepsakes for the singers to remind them of their American Idol experience.
The very first winner was Jordin Sparks who went on to win American Idol the next year.
She was a contestant on the widely watched American Idol show in 2003.
If Johnny Depp is your fashion idol or just one of your favorite celebrities, you may be wondering exactly what he's wearing, or perhaps even why he's wearing it.
You must have music abilities, fashion sense, and business smarts in order to become a tween idol.
You can even get She Bangs by William Hung (American Idol contestant).
Nigel Lythgoe, a British film producer, and Simon Fuller are the two co-creators of both American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.
While there are other talent shows, such as American Idol and America's Got Talent, this one is dedicated 100 percent to dancing.
Described as American Idol for those with fancy footwork, the show features young and vibrant aspiring dancers, some of whom are complete amateurs, and others who have already won a few competitions.
The show features the same "audition episodes" as American Idol, giving home audiences a sneak peek at those who actually have what it takes.
Following in the footsteps of its musical cousin American Idol, America's Best Dance Crew has taken the nation by storm.
Move over, American Idol - America's Best Dance Crew is changing the face of competitive performing forever - and viewers are loving it.
Carrie Ann is a correspondent on NBC's Extra, and she also has choreographed routines for American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance?
This Dancing with the Stars spin-off really pulled in the ratings for NBC, which was an important fight in the reality show crown, as American Idol continues to reign supreme on FOX.
Following in the footsteps of his idol, Sammy Davis Jr., he worked to expand his talents beyond that of a tap dancer.
In fact, Katharine McPhee from American Idol became the company's spokesperson in July 2006, creating a commercial partnership with tremendous appeal for trendy and stylish hair.
The Hannah Montana persona was created for a new Disney Channel television show in March 2006, and the skyrocketing popularity of this down home teen idol has made it one of the most popular children's shows today.
Though millions of youngsters know her as the softy judge on American Idol, Paula Abdul is recognized around the world as a noted choreographer, dancer, and singer.
Whether she's glamming it up for the Idol season finale or showing off her playful side at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, she knows how to choose the right looks.
We need only look to the 2008 Idol finale, where her hair was strategically curled on top, straightened at the front to display gloriously thick, face-framing bangs and wisped at the sides to show off a few romantic tendrils.
The former American Idol contestant had been in legal trouble and seemed to have negative tabloid stories swirling around her in late 2007.
This is a world away from the promising singer from American Idol's Season 4, who made it all the way into the Top 12 Finalists.
Hopefully, Jessica can have a successful rehab experience and regain the spotlight for positive reasons, as when she was first discovered for American Idol.
Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol contestant who has made a huge impact on the entertainment industry.
An article released by NY Daily News reports that the singer and former American Idol contestant is pregnant, referring back to the same Essence Magazine mention.
What's truly astounding about the American Idol judge (she joined the show at the beginning of season eight in January 2009) is her song writing ability.
However, three years later she got another chance to demonstrate her musical know-how on American Idol, where it looks like she'll likely remain.
American Idol is no stranger to controversy, or popularity, and the Kara DioGuardi bikini moment that hit the airwaves certainly kept tongues wagging.
DioGuardi's bikini moment seems to have endeared her even more to Idol fans, since most reported, via online comments, highly favorable reviews of the judge's stunt.
As evidenced by her numerous awards from the music industry, and her stunning appearance on American Idol, Kara DioGuardi is every bit as talented as she is beautiful.
Harry Potter, this spoof covers two media icons, Harry Potter and American Idol.
The year before we did David Archuleta from American Idol, because he's from Utah.
Peter Parker's idol, Uncle Ben dies early in the first movie and creates a spiral for Parker from man to Spider-Man.
Since becoming an American Idol, Carrie Underwood has been seen in Kenneth Cole from head to toe--that includes the black and white pumps on her feet at a 2006 fashion show.
Cowell was co-creator of the show, which was based on the popular UK Pop Idol program.
Season 1 of American Idol was the only season in which two members of the top 10 were voted off in the same week, when EJay Day and Jim Verranos were eliminated in the first round of voting.
Contestants Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini competed for the top spot and 58% of the public vote went to Clarkson, making her the very first American Idol.
Clarkson is unquestionably American Idol's most successful winner to date.
The song written for the American Idol winner, A Moment Like This, which she performed on the last show, set a Billboard Charts Record when it was released as a single in October 2002 by going from 58 to the number 1 spot.
Clarkson was unhappy with her management, which was supplied by Idol co-creator Simon Fuller, for failing to increase her success outside of the US.
Clarkson dumped Fuller in 2004, starting the rumors of a rift between Clarkson and American Idol.
Trouble between American Idol and Clarkson grew when she famously failed to thank them in her Grammy acceptance speech.
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Season 2 of American Idol debuted on January 19 and ran through to May 20, 2003.
This season brought in some changes to the Idol format and is mostly remembered for having the only male winner of the contest, Ruben Studdard.
Ruben Studdard's victory was a surprise to many Idol fans.
After season 2, American Idol changed their voting system to avoid any future confusion.
The American Idol winner sold fewer copies of his debut album than Aiken.
Studdard has been involved in two lawsuits post-American Idol.
If true, Studdard would have been in violation of American Idol rules.
American Idol, season 3, hit the airwaves on January 19, 2004, and concluded on May 26, 2004.
In season 2, American Idol had found a format that worked and they stuck with it throughout this season as well.
Season 3 is perhaps best remembered for the caliber of the talent of contestants, not to mention the staying power of one arguably musically challenged Idol hopeful.
Fantasia is often cited as an example of what the American Idol competition is all about.
Abdul's Idol future appeared to be threatened briefly, when expelled contestant Corey Clark from season 2 resurfaced and claimed to have had an affair with Abdul.
American Idol, Season 5, premiered on January 17, 2006 and will end May 26, 2006.
Some Idol hopefuls made their mark during the auditions without going on to the next round.
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) also came out in a statement against the show during the screening of the audition phase, accusing American Idol of discrimination on the basis of weight.
Former Idol runner-up, Clay Aiken, performed a duet with an Idol contestant hopeful, who didn't make it past the auditions, but was remembered for channeling Aiken during his try-out.
The surprise final guest performer was Prince, who performed without an Idol contestant.
However, it seems that much of today's best-selling artists have been created, such as pop stars Ashlee Simpson and, arguably, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.
So, where does an acoustic guitar-playing poet and singer belong in the age of iPods and American Idol?
This album was a battleground for the former American Idol star and her record label.
But the holidays aren't really over until New Years, we say, and plus, don't you think a holiday album by Billy Idol deserves an outing?
Love it or hate it, you definitely can't escape this song (especially if the recent American Idol Auditions are anything to go by).
Other pop singers that are similar in style to Ashley Tisdale include Anastacia, Jessica Simpson, Shakira, and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.
It's good practice for anyone who thinks they may be the next American Idol.
This American Idol contestant walked away not only with the top prize on the show but also with a massive fan base who eagerly await his next moves.
David Cook's involvement in music began long before he hit the stage on American Idol.
One thing that won Cook many fans among American Idol viewers is the fact that he played his own guitar during many of the songs.
This was a new option for American Idol - live instruments had previously been prohibited.
Cook was crowned American Idol in May, 2008 in a close vote, beating out rival David Archuleta.
We've got the lowdown on the most reliable places on the internet to find the lyrics sung by this American Idol winner.
Since winning American Idol in 2007, Sparks has been in high demand, touring and releasing successful singles.
Unlike some of her fellow American Idol alums, Sparks seems to have made the transition to respected artist easily and has earned the respect of her peers who broke into the charts sans TV show.
Before her stint on American Idol, she was in music events at her school and church.
In Spring of 2008, Sparks was forced to drop out of her opening slot role on what was to be her first major non American Idol related tour, supporting Alicia Keys, because of damage to her vocal chords.
Since his run on American Idol, David Archuleta's fans have been scouring the Internet to find their favorite David Archuleta MP3.
Before American Idol, shows like Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club were ratings winners.
Archuleta also performed on many local shows in Utah as well as on the long since canceled Jenny Jones show, singing And I am Telling You from the movie that brought former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson her first Oscar, Dreamgirls.
In 2007, American Idol began it's holding open auditions in cities all across the States.
Do you want to download American Idol songs?
Given that American Idol is one of the most popular shows around, many people do.
When a popular Idol contestant makes a big splash and fans react by rushing to download his or her tunes, these folks get a nice little boost when they see how people are responding to them.
While the eliminations are based on the opinions of the judges and, later, by fan votes, it's still nice to have another way to support your favorite American Idol contestants.
This former American Idol contestant has established herself as a consummate performer in both music and film.
For most music fans, Jennifer Hudson entered the public consciousness during the third season of American Idol.
Before American Idol, Hudson was a performer on a Disney Cruise ship.
From the moment of her audition, Hudson was a standout contestant and a favorite of the judges in what some believe to be the most competitive season of Idol.
In what seems to be the way things work with Idol, Hudson did not win the competition.
Fantasia Barrino carried American Idol in Season Three.
In what also seems to be a theme with Idol, Hudson has been significantly more successful in her music career than the actual winner of the season.
Fans of the 2009 American Idol contest fell in love with one of the performances by Adam Lambert - Mad World.
Lambert might have come in second place to Kris Allen this year, but that doesn't mean he didn't leave a lasting impression on the millions of Idol fans around the world.
Lambert's performance of Mad World came on the evening when the Idol contestants were instructed to choose songs that were written during the year of their birth.
American Idol Live Performance - This is where you want to start.
Click this link to see Lambert perform Mad World live on American Idol.
If history has taught us anything, American Idol contestants can go on to have incredibly influential careers, even if they didn't win American Idol.
Fans of the 2009 season of American Idol are surely fans of Kris Allen Heartless.
The Idol winner's stunning performance of this song was one of the reasons why he claimed the top prize at this year's contest.
Kris Allen's career has just gotten started, but he has shown great promise and he is obviously going to benefit from being the American Idol winner.
Forsey and Schiff approached Billy Idol and Bryan Ferry to record the song, but both refused.
Forsey is best known as a disco producer and his long term working relationship with Billy Idol.
The pilot episode aired after the American Idol finale in May 2009, and was a critical and popular success.
As a finalist on hit show American Idol, Jennifer Hudson songs are in hot demand.
Another Idol contestant who has sang Hallelujah on the show is Jason Castro in season seven.
Another television show that is much like American Idol featured Cohen's famous song.
Music sets the tone for holiday events, from classics like Jingle Bells to newer songs like Melodies of Christmas, which is performed by the American Idol finalist David Archuleta.
The song is also an American Idol contestant favorite.
It has also been performed by a number of Idol hopefuls who didn't make the final cast during their auditions.
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is one of Idol's most successful - and controversial - contestants to date.
According to interviews after the show, American Idol was not something Lambert ever considered doing until he attended the Burning Man festival.
With the accolades from judges, good numbers from the voters and rave reviews from the guest artists on the show, Lambert seemed like the heir apparent for the American Idol throne.
Have the teens dress up and put their voices to the test with the American Idol All-Star Challenge DVD Game.
Or, see the beginnings of the hottest new girl group with the Karoke Revolution American Idol Bundle, which allows up to eight players and special duet competitions.
Who will be the next American Idol at your pajama party?
Pull out a karaoke machine, and have an American Idol contest.
He did not fare nearly as well on that season as he did during his first season, as he gave away an immunity idol and wound up voted off.
Undoubtedly the most successful reality program of all, and television in general, American Idol follows the journey of pop star wannabes who are, you guessed it, eliminated until the last singer is standing.
Hung rode a tone deaf audition on American Idol into stardom.
Much like other competitive reality talent shows such as American Idol, Dancing with the Stars season 7 viewers are able to call in or text message their vote for which couple should stay.
They may have felt that their singing was superior to those trying out for American Idol, or their cooking skills outranked those participating on The Next Food Network Star.
For instance, on American Idol, you will be asked to sing at least one song a cappella during the initial few auditions.
Thousands attempt to be the answer to the question, "Who won American Idol?"
Host Ryan Seacrest found fame thanks to his work with American Idol, which premiered on the Fox network in 2002.
Kelly Clarkson is the season one winner of American Idol.
Clarkson released Breakaway, My December and Thankful albums in the years following her American Idol.
Country singer Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol.
Auditions for the eighth season of American Idol began on July 17, 2008.
American Idol lures thousands of auditioners every year, all of whom hope to become the show's next winner.
The first round of auditions go by very quickly, so you'll want to be prepared in every way, knowing what to expect before, during, and after your American Idol audition.
The official FOX American Idol website is the best and most reliable resource for anyone looking to audition for the show.
The official Idol website also provides updates on audition information and lists any amendments made to times or venue listings.
Potential American Idol contestants are not limited to a single audition.
Because of this, the Idol casting department has put a registration system in place.
American Idol updates give fans of the popular reality television show a chance to see what their favorite singer is doing today.
He is the fourth most successful Idol contestant ever in terms of record sales.
Over the years, NBC reality TV shows have struggled in the ratings race because the network is overpowered by Fox, ABC and CBS, which have all created award-winning programs such as American Idol, The Amazing Race and Extreme Makeover.
Nearly every winner of American Idol plus a few others who placed in the top 10.
Jessica Sierra made it the top 10 before being eliminated during the fourth season of American Idol.
If your dream is to sing your way to stardom then you need to pay close attention to the American Idol audition dates.
Due to its phenomenal success, American Idol has spawned thousands of imitation websites.
However, there is only one official American Idol site, which provides the most accurate information on all things related to the popular Fox reality TV series.
The official Fox site provides a complete list of American Idol audition dates, times and locations.
The official American Idol website also provides updates on audition information and lists any amendments made to times or venue listings.
Venues for American Idol auditions need to accommodate up to 20,000 hopefuls at one time.
According to show producers, a single American Idol audition typically draws between 15,000 and 25,000 hopefuls.
Thanks to previous American Idol shows that have given viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the audition process, it's no exaggeration to say that the odds of making it to the final round are stacked against you.
You can better your chances by studying American Idol audition dates.
The show was created, and is directed and produced by, Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol.
Confessions of a Teen Idol is a reality TV show on VH1, created by Scott Baio and Jason Hervey.
Continuing to play on the affections of viewers, the network introduced Confessions of a Teen Idol, which is based on a similar premise.
He has also had roles in a couple of soap operas and other television shows, and took a long hiatus from acting before appearing on Teen Idol.
You can find out more about Confessions of a Teen Idol and its stars at the official VH1 website.
Britain's Got Talent has a format similar to the Idol franchise in that it is a talent-based competition.
Cowell is best known in the U.S. as the hot-headed, critical judge on American Idol.
He has signed many of the contestants and winners from Pop Idol (the original British version of American Idol) and The X Factor.
In the American version he is cast as the "nasty" judge, similar to Simon Cowell's persona on American Idol.
If you are applying for a spot on talent-based reality TV shows -such as "American Idol" or "So You Think You Can Dance"- the application process is slightly different.
You have likely seen the footage from the American Idol auditions, for example, with thousands of hopeful contestants packing the arena where auditions are being held.
Most shows list casting calls on their websites, and in some instances, hold auditions in various cities throughout the United States, as is the case with American Idol.
In a competition based show, like American Idol, you may be asked to perform your talent in front of the producers and judges.
Shows like American Idol and America's Next Top Model give viewers a chance to watch some of the casting.
Piers Morgan's first role in U.S. reality television came as a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, where, in 2006, he replaced American Idol 's Simon Cowell, and sat beside singer Brandy and actor David Hasselhoff.
The open call experience that most people are familiar with is the televised audition process for American Idol.
The nature of the open call you attend may not mirror the Idol auditions you have seen on TV, but the Idol auditions do give you a general idea of what to expect.
It is similar to other talent-based reality TV shows, such as American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.
Simon Cowell -creator of both the X-Factor and the Pop Idol series of shows- worked with Syco TV to develop Britain's Got Talent.
Much like the Idol franchise, the contestants audition before the entire judging panel, but unlike that show, there is a live audience present at the auditions as well.
There was a hidden immunity idol at each tribe's camp, and in an interesting turn of events, Russell Hantz discovered the location of the Foa Foa idol without any clues.
Knowing that this hidden idol has been placed at camp for the past several seasons, Russell set out on a search.
This search ultimately led him to the location of the idol, which was hidden inside the trunk of a hollow tree.
This was a first for the show, as no castaway has ever discovered the idol without clues, either intentionally or by accident.
Fantasia For Real is a VH1 reality show that chronicles the often chaotic life of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino as she tries to relaunch her music career while also dealing with the demands of her family.
When auditions for the third season of American Idol came to Atlanta, she tried out and eventually won the competition.
Teeny feels like Fantasia has left him in the dust since her Idol win and resents it.
Nikki McKibbon is a former American Idol contestant and singer.
He came up with a plot to pass the idol to Russell Hantz, whom he believed was in danger of being ousted.
Some reality show stars have become famous due to their everyday lives, such as the stars of Jersey Shore, while others have become famous for their craft such as Ruben Studdard of American Idol.
A 2009 article from ABC News cites the highest paid reality star as Ryan Seacrest of American Idol.
The winner of the first season of American Idol is arguably the most successful star produced by reality TV, selling over 10.5 million albums post-Idol.
This accolade helped Billboard highlight Kelly Clarkson as the most successful Idol star in a 2010 article.
There have been several slip-ups from the American Idol camp, but one of the more puzzling came in season two of the popular talent-based show.
The real puzzler was that Davis had alerted Idol staffers to the situation well before the semis, and no action was taken at that time.
Competition shows like American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and America's Got Talent showcase different forms of entertainment.
We don't train people to sing for American Idol, or to be a geek for Beauty and the Geek.
A reality show that tapes an entire season before airing the first episode, like The Apprentice, has more potential leaks than a show that eliminates contestants live, like American Idol.
Pop Idol was the first in the now-gigantic Idol franchise, which includes American Idol.
Pop Idol began in 2001, with a second season in 2003.
Pop Idol was hosted by the comedy team Ant and Dec, and quickly became a massive hit in the United Kingdom.
The X Factor is a singing competition much like the Idol franchise.
Cowell left his judging post on American Idol in order to bring The X Factor to the U.S., with the first season in 2011.
America's Got Talent winners don't usually get the same amount of attention as American Idol winners, and the show has yet to produce a star of the caliber of the AI crew.
American Idol was once the reigning champion of all competition reality shows, pulling in viewer numbers that beat some of the better scripted programs.
America's Got Talent uses the same basic format as American Idol.
For example, over 45 countries have their own version of the Idol competition, and there was even a World Idol in 2003 which pitted winners from around the world against each other.
Each of these stars got their starts the same way - by taking a chance in front of the judges at an American Idol audition.
Signing up for American Idol auditions is easy and could be your first step on the road to musical stardom.
American Idol tryouts are a two step process that includes registration and audition.
The first step in signing up for American Idol is to register for an audition.
The show changes audition venues from season to season, so check the American Idol website to find the venue nearest you.
Although the registration process can vary, generally American Idol holds open registration times for two days prior to the actual auditions.
Bring with you the release form that was either given to you during registration or that you downloaded from the American Idol website, and make sure the form is completed and signed.
Registering for American Idol is easy, but so is losing your place for violating one of the show's rules.
American Idol reserves the right to make changes to registration and audition times and procedures right up to the actual dates of the events, so don't let outdated information blow your chances at AI glory.
Keep an eye on the American Idol website for the very latest information about registration and tryouts.
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This plot device, the 'stolen eye of the idol', was fresh and new when Wilkie Collins first coined it in his 1868 novel The Moonstone, but which has become rather shopworn with use since then.
Thus in New Zealand "a priest by repeating charms can cause the spirit to enter into the idol.
The educated classes characteristically furnished Federalism with a remarkable body of alarmist leaders; and thus it happened that Jefferson, because, with only a few of his great contemporaries, he had a thorough trust and confidence in the people, became the idol of American democracy.
It is reported that Mahmud marched through Ajmere to avoid the desert of Sind; that he found the Hindus gathered on the neck of the peninsula of Somnath in defence of their holy city; that the battle lasted for two days; that in the end the Rajput warriors fled to their boats, while the Brahman priests retired into the inmost shrine; that Mahmud, introduced into this shrine, rejected all entreaties by the Brahmans to spare their idol, and all offers of ransom; that he smote the image with his club, and forthwith a fountain of precious stones gushed out.
But the city was most famous for the temple just outside its walls in which stood the great idol or rather columnar emblem of Siva called Somnath (Moon's lord), which was destroyed by Mahmud of Ghazni.
The name Dagon seems to come from ddg " fish," and that his idol was half-man half-fish is possible from the ichthyomorphic representations found upon coins of Ascalon and Arvad, and from the fact that Berossus speaks of an Assyrian merman-god.
They revived the old idol worship, in order to identify the Baals with the gods of the Greek pantheon.
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Fox is another network with strong appeal for young audiences, lead by the powerhouse American Idol.
You could even hold an American Idol competition among those who participate!
Make sure you let the teens pick the music they like and host your own American Idol type of singing competition.
You could also treat it like an "American Idol" show!
People were leaving in droves because she sang like an American Idol reject.
Lopez has gone on to record six albums and act in 21 movies, and in 2010 she became a judge on American Idol.
Proving he is indeed an American Idol, Taylor Hicks' debut single, "Do I Make You Proud" debuted at number one on the Billboard Pop Charts.
Lopez separated from her husband Marc Anthony in July, 2011, and she can currently be seen on the judging panel for American Idol.
American Idol Alums Constantine Maroulis and Kellie Pickler have split up.
His shows include the Idol franchise, Britain's/America's Got Talent, and The X Factor, though he's also responsible for many shorter-lived series' such as Celebrity Duets.
Ryan Seacrest is best known as the host of American Idol, but he wears many other career hats.
This led to both radio and television gigs, including Idol and E!
The show was a huge success and so was Ryan Seacrest - when American Idol returned for its next season, Ryan Seacrest was the only host.
Where the contestants on American Idol are coached by famous singers, songwriters, and musicians, the celebrity hopefuls on Duets actually get to perform with the musical talent.
While Idol is hosted by the smooth and stylish Ryan Seacrest, Duets features charming funny man Wayne Brady.
Celebrity Duets uses the same type of judging system that has worked so well on American Idol.
Whether singing with Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child or his idol Chaka Khan, Alfonso performed consistently well week after week.
His first stage appearance was in 1987 at The Bitter End, where his idol, Woody Allen, got his start.
Jennifer Hudson's rise to stardom happened quickly, despite the fact that she was eliminated on the talent competition American Idol.
In 2004, Jennifer Hudson auditioned for the third season of the singing competition American Idol in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hudson earned critical acclaim from some of the music industry's greats during her time on American Idol.
Manilow performed a duet with Hudson on Ryan Seacrest's talk show the day after she was eliminated from American Idol.
Despite her loss on American Idol, Jennifer Hudson continued to follow her dreams and was cast in 2005 as Effie White in the film musical Dreamgirls.
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, auditioned for the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls.
Since 2010, he has been dabbling in acting and has made appearances as a guest judge on American Idol.
Tuesdays. This move was strategically made so the show would not compete with American Idol.
Racy photographs of Diana DeGarmo American Idol top-20 finalist Antonella Barba have been circulating on the Internet, creating the first scandal of this season's show.
Antonella Barba, from Point Pleasant, New Jersey, auditioned for American Idol in New York City.
American Idol producers and the Fox Broadcasting Company have not said much about the photos or announced whether the singer will be allowed to continue in the competition, which just entered its sixth season.
Barba, who is on lock-down from speaking with the media (part of American Idol's rules), has been unable to talk about the photos.
Singer Katharine McPhee knows that coming in second place can be just as good or sometimes better than placing first -- even on American Idol.
One of the more memorable moments during the American Idol finals was McPhee's rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Following her days on American Idol, Katharine McPhee signed with RCA Records.
In July 2006, McPhee performed three concerts with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who also appeared on American Idol during its fifth season.
After her successful audition for American Idol, she sought professional help.