American Idol

Release date:11 June 2002 (USA)
Genre:Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
Summary: “American Idol” is the hit FOX musical reality series. Four judges: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson (II), along with host Ryan Seacrest search the US for the next American Idol, a pop star that truly shines above all the rest. Past judges included Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, Steven Tyler & Ellen DeGeneres. With help from the viewers, they will decide from thousands of participants who will walk away with a record deal and the fame and fortune that is sure to come along with it. It has since emerged as hit series in its own right, propelling FOX to the top of television rankings, inspiring various merchandise, and launching the careers of many hit-stars, including Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson (season one winner) and Phillip Phillips (last season’s winner).