“AMERICAN IDOL” DREAM BECOMES A NIGHTMARE!
May 19, 2009
“AMERICAN IDOL” can sidestep sex scandals, but can they skirt the fact they get a cut from every phone call and text they receive. With over 100 million votes expected in tonight’s finale, will they step up and give at least part of their take to charity?
On Monday the international news service Reuters reported,
“American Idol” reaches its climax this week, still ruling the roost on U.S. television after eight seasons, but the battle of the songsters faces declining audiences and limits to its viewer-driven format.
The finale showdown on Tuesday pits musical theater star Adam Lambert, whom Entertainment Weekly magazine called “the most exciting ‘American Idol’ contestant in years,” against college student Kris Allen, a favorite among teenage girls…”
What started as a cheesy summer show in 2002 has mushroomed into a cultural phenomenon and an estimated $1 billion-plus brand spanning everything from ice-cream and trading cards to an attraction at Walt Disney World Resort.
“As a reality show, it’s unique in that regard,” said Brad Adgate, a vice president at advertising buyer Horizon Media.
“Idol” has partnerships with phone company AT&T for fan voting, with iTunes for contestant song downloads, and record company RCA and its sister labels, where Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and other past winners have cut albums.
But clouds are gathering on the horizon.”
DAMN STRAIGHT CLOUDS ARE GATHERING ON THE HORIZON!
My friend, Kent Kotal, wrote in the Latest edition of Forgotten Hits,
“They are NOT toll free numbers … never have been … and I’ve been saying for YEARS now that American Idol and Fox Television are making a KILLING on these phone charges … the program generates BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR in revenue!!! At $1.99 each for text messages, kids voting a dozen times for their favorites are spending close to $25 a week … every SINGLE week … to keep their favorites in the competition. It’s unreal the amount of money being generated by this phenomenon!!!”
The American public doesn’t care about the sexual orientation or marriage status of the two incredibly talented singers Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, but America won’t tolerate being taken advantage of!
It’s no wonder that Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul will be leaving the show when their contracts are up!
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/
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