American Idol is an American singing competitors tv sequence created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle USA and 19 Leisure, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. Since March 11, 2018, a revival of the sequence has aired on ABC.
It began as an addition to the Idols format that was primarily based on Pop Idol from British tv, and have become one of the vital profitable exhibits within the historical past of American tv. The idea of the sequence includes discovering recording stars from unsigned singing abilities, with the winner decided by American viewers utilizing telephones, Web, and SMS textual content voting.
American Idol was primarily based on the British present Pop Idol created by Simon Fuller, which was in flip impressed by the New Zealand tv singing competitors Popstars. Tv producer Nigel Lythgoe noticed a model in Australia and helped convey it over to Britain. Fuller was impressed by the thought from Popstars of using a panel of judges to pick singers in audition. He then added different components, together with phone voting by the viewing public (which on the time was already in use in exhibits, such because the Eurovision Track Contest), the drama of backstories, and real-life cleaning soap opera unfolding in actual time.Pop Idol debuted in Britain in 2001 with Lythgoe as showrunner?—?the chief producer and manufacturing chief?—?and Simon Cowell as one of many judges, and was profitable with the viewing public.
– Style: Actuality competitors
– Created by Simon Fuller
– Primarily based on Pop Idol by Simon Fuller
– Directed by
Andy Scheer (2002)
Bruce Gowers (2003–06, 2008)
Ken Warwick (2007, 2011–12)
Invoice DeRonde (2009, 2014–15)
Gregg Gelfand (2010, 2013)
Louis J. Horvitz (2014)
Phil Heyes (2015–16, 2018–)
– Introduced by Brian Dunkleman (2002), Ryan Seacrest (2002 – Now)
Harry Connick Jr.
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