American Idol Essay

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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 goal will be to critique the ideal of image on American Idol and discuss how people may or may not get though based on looks alone. In the entertainment industry, images of the “perfect” people are portrayed as women being skinny, tan, and firm and men being handsome, muscular, and original. Judges Randy, Paula, and Simon critique contestants on American Idol mostly based on their image.

Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and best-known Simon Cowell are the main judges on American Idol. They critique auditions in seven different cities where each performer sings and if well enough, receives the yellow ticket to Hollywood. However, “This show is called American Idol. It wasn’t good enough” is what many contestants hear. From the millions of people who try out, only a small percentage get though to the second round. The judges place those contestants into groups of three to perform on stage in front of a large audience. They eliminate hundreds of contestants to narrow the field down to just thirty. From there, Americans at home get to vote each week to narrow the contestants down to a single American Idol. There are tears and screams as contestants, one by one, get through to the next round. Along the way to fame, the contestants on American Idol receive mean, nasty and often degrading criticisms from the judges. Those who are not the most attractive seep through the auditions based on fantastic singing and have a much harder time pursuing their hopefully destined career compared to a naturally attractive singer. The drama that is stirred up during the auditions and throughout the show is why people tend to watch.

Image is a big factor on American Idol because whoever wins the competition receives a million dollar contract with a well-known recording producer. A record producer would not want a less than celebrity caliber person representing his or her label because image is a huge factor in our society and they know for a fact that someone not photogenic would not sell. They want someone who has some unique aspect to their...

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