American Reality Television Music Competitions Essay

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Something that is really famous especially in the United States are the Reality Music Competitions. This essay is about The X Factor, The American Idol, and The Voice.

The X Factor USA was created by Simon Cowell. The show consists of four main stages. It all starts with the auditions. Any person or band can audition, and if at least half of the judges say yes, then the person goes to next stage, but if they say no, the contestant goes home. The next stage is the bootcamp. There, they compete against other contestants. On the bootcamp, the judges separate the contestants into groups (kids and teenagers, bands, age 16-24, and 25 above). The next stage is the “judge’s house”. There, the ...view middle of the document...

A lot of people also got famous with the American Idol, such as Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Katherine McPhee, Carrie Underwood, and others. Once the contestants reaches top 10 on the show, they receive about US$921 per hour that they appear on TV, which is what the AFTRA (The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) requires. The prize for the winner of American Idol is a music contract, and the winner has to go on the American Idol Tour, which they get paid for it. After the tour, they are free to have their own career.
The last show introduced in this essay is The Voice. The voice was created on 2011.The show has four judges, and they hear the auditions sitting with their back to the stage, so they would not judge the people by their looks, only by their voices. If a judge wants the person on their team, they have to turn the chair and face him/her. After the auditions, each judge, who becomes a coach separates pairs inside their teams, and they compete against each other, and the judge decides who stays in the competition, and who goes home. This happens with all the four groups, leaving a total of eight contestants. The last part of the show those eight contestants compete against each other, and the TV viewers at...

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