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  The 'idol' effect | Chicago Tribune
In the early 1960s, the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan (the last of whom is scorned by "Idol" judge/producer Simon Cowell in the current issue of Playboy) ushered in an era that viewed singing your own songs as the apex of personal expression.
Rock singing is far from dead - and Jennifer Hudson of "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls" fame certainly is boosting the soul tradition - but pop has become dominant on the charts and elsewhere, with showy vocalists such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion paving the way and "American Idol" institutionalizing the trend.
One key difference is that "American Idol" eschews classical training for "raw natural talent that is oftentimes self-taught and oftentimes learned from mimicking," said Drews, who has taught for 10 years after singing opera for 10 years.
www.chicagotribune.com /chi-idoleffect-story,0,4510372.story   (927 words)

  Billy Idol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Idol did not release a new album until 1986 (see 1986 in music); Whiplash Smile sold very well and proved to be a smash, including the hits "To Be A Lover," "Don't Need A Gun," and the Country-flavored "Sweet Sixteen." Stevens soon left for a solo career and Idol continued.
Idol returned to the popular eye in 1998, when he played himself in The Wedding Singer, an Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore romantic comedy, where "White Wedding (song)" was used as the title track.
Idol was embarrassed when at the 2002 Australian Rugby League Grand Final, a power problem resulted in no one being able to hear him singing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Billy_Idol   (532 words)

 American Idol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is a spin-off of the UK show Pop Idol, a singing talent contest to determine the best "undiscovered" young singer in the country.
American Idol is featured on the Fox Network in the United States.
American Idol contestant Tessie Mae Reid reacts to Simon Cowell's negative critique during the auditions round in San Francisco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Idol   (2858 words)

 Pop Idol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pop Idol was a British television series shown on ITV1; the show was a talent contest to find the best new young singer or 'pop idol' in the UK.
The Idol series has spun off dozens of successes such as American Idol, Canadian Idol, Indian Idol, Australian Idol and Deutschland sucht den Superstar (which wasn't allowed to use the title "German Idol" for legal reasons).
One of the UK's top-earning TV format exports, Pop Idol made extensive use of premium-priced viewer interactivity, with viewers voting by telephone, mobile telephone texting or through the "red button" on digital television sets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pop_Idol   (504 words)

 THE LAWS OF IDOL-WORSHIP AND ITS REGULATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Concerning an idol which is worshipped by breaking sticks before it; if one broke a stick before it one is liable and the stick is forbidden for use, but if one just threw the stick before it one is still liable, but the stick is not forbidden for use.
Someone who hugs an idol and kisses it, or cleans the area in front of it, or washes it in order to clean it, or washes and anoints himself in its honour, or dresses specially for it, et cetera, is transgressing a negative commandment, for it is written, "...nor serve them".
Even if he makes the idol for a gentile, whereupon it becomes forbidden for benefit immediately, he may keep the payment, because the idol does not become forbidden for benefit until the moment it is completed, and the part of the payment for the finishing act is less than a perutah.
isfsp.org /sages/rambam4.html   (16516 words)

 Billy Idol
The electronics have enabled Idol to re-embrace the DIY ethic of the punk era and come up with his best album is years.
Idol does not allow himself to be overcome by the electronics, as all of the songs on Cypberpunk would be strong enough to stand up with more traditional instrumentation.
Idol's fascination with technology does not end with the music, as he is also put out a limited edition Cyberpunk computer disk and is getting into computerized video.
www.chaoscontrol.com /content_article.php?article=billyidol   (1118 words)

 Idol - Picture Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In philosophy, Aristotle used the term as the idols in the water: as reflections or shadows.
Friedrich Nietzsche in Twilight of the Idols sees idols as abstract unchanging philosophical concepts that need to be swept away to allow for true life to emerge.
In Japan, idols are highly promoted singing and acting artists whose posing draws large fan audiences, satisfied by numerous merchandise articles; see Japanese idol.
www.pictures.tiptophot.com /picture/index.php?title=Idol   (282 words)

 MSO:Billy Idol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
IDOL completed his next album CHARMED LIFE and was awaiting its release when he got into an accident while riding his beloved Harley in February 1990.
IDOL joined up with Brett Leonard, the director of the high-tech film Lawnmower Man, to implement a brand-new video method, the Blendo technique.
IDOL is currently writing and recording songs for a new album to be released next year.
www.msopr.com /mso/bidol.html   (556 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'American Idol' zooms from hit show to massive business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Idol and the singers it has made hitmakers — including first-season winner Kelly Clarkson, second-season winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, and third-season winner Fantasia Barrino — generated more than $900 million last year in sales of TV ads, albums, merchandise and concert tickets, USA TODAY estimates.
The Idol business runs through several companies that are privately held or are so large that they don't have to break results down by specific projects.
Yet Idol is a bargain for Fox, which pays 19 Entertainment and Fremantle about $40 million a season — not even a tenth of the national ad sales — for the show, say two executives familiar with the terms.
www.usatoday.com /money/media/2005-03-29-media-usat_x.htm   (1875 words)

 Amazon.com: Billy Idol - Greatest Hits: Music: Billy Idol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Billy Idol's secret is one that he shares with, of all people, Trent Reznor--the ability to take a pop base and disguise it with layers of other genres, most notably hard rock.
Idol helped define the 80's MTV Generation and is still a powerful force in the industry as his version of "Don't You" will attest.
It's certainly better than 90% of the power-punk on the charts these days: for Idol can be considered both the spiritual father and musical titan that these suburbia-hooligans, with their trendy tattoos and anatomically-correct piercings, aspire in vain to surmount.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000059QYB?v=glance   (1567 words)

 After 'Idol,' Straining for a High Note (washingtonpost.com)
Kimberley Locke, second runner-up on last season's "American Idol," is sitting in a dressing room backstage at the television talk show "The View," waiting to perform her first single.
The song, "8th World Wonder," is the first post-"Idol" single to debut at No. 1 on the sales charts, and her "View" appearance is one stop on a victory lap that is a powerful testament to the mighty reach of "Idol," which now regularly attracts 20 million viewers per show.
But many talented contestants fell by the wayside before a CD ever got made, and when "Idol" alumni with recording contracts are asked why that happens, the answer is usually the same: They just didn't want it badly enough.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A53066-2004May24.html   (920 words)

 Pop Idol - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pop Idol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Broadcast by the ITV network from 2002, it showcases auditions for the most promising new pop music star, and enjoys unprecedented high ratings.
Scottish 22-year-old singer Michelle McManus won Pop Idol 2 in 2003, and her hit single ‘All This Time’ debuted at number one on the British charts.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Pop+Idol   (265 words)

 Idol (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Hebrew: aven - idol, meaning: "nothingness;" "vanity" (Isa.
Hebrew: 'Atsab, meaning: "a figure;" from the root "to fashion," "to labor;" denoting that idols are the result of man's labor (Isa.
8:12, "chambers of imagery" (maskith), are "chambers of which the walls are painted with the figures of idols;" compare ver.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/idol.html   (355 words)

 CNN.com - Kelly is crowned 'American Idol' - September 5, 2002
Whether those releases will be successful -- and whether being an American Idol promises any more than 15 minutes of fame and glory (minus the exposure already given on the show, of course) -- is anyone's guess.
All 10 "American Idol" finalists will be going on a nationwide tour over the next few weeks.
Cowell, who was imported from "Pop Idol," the British version of the show, became "American Idol's" first star, with his delightfully nasty comments regarding contestants' singing prowess.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/04/american.idol   (1149 words)

 Technorati Tag: idol
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www.technorati.com /tag/idol   (369 words)

 "Idol" Opens with a Bang - Jan 19, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tuesday's season premiere of American Idol, largely featuring the off-key, bizarre and painful warblings heard at a cattle-call audition in Washington, D.C., was sampled by 54 million viewers, Fox said Wednesday.
The huge numbers, to be included in next week's rankings, came as Fox was working hard to lower expectations, all but insisting that Idol, the ratings champ of the 2003-04 TV year, was headed for a fall.
Even before the premiere, Idol producers were in a fiddling mood, raising the age limit for wannabe pop stars to 28, and adding celebrity judges to the mass-audition episodes (that was Extra's Mark McGrath enduring the stylings of Toni Braxton's alleged kin on Tuesday night).
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,15739,00.html   (731 words)

 American Idol on Fox: News, Poll, Results, Music, Video Clips, Photos - AOL Television
The day after the hopefuls are voted off the show, they're talking to us.
AMERICAN IDOL is a registered trademark of 19 TV Ltd. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
Get 'American Idol' related news, poll, video clips, music, photos, information, schedule, listings, latest information on judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and former 'American Idol' contestants and winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Clay Aiken, Constantine Maroulis, Diana DeGarmo and more.
television.aol.com /americanidol   (427 words)

 Amazon.com: Rebel Yell (Exp): Music: Billy Idol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Billy Idol gained moderate fame in the seventies as the singer for the classic punk rockers Generation X. Unfortunately, as good as that group was, they disbanded after just three albums.
The album's true highlight, and Idol's biggest accomplishment comes next with the eloquently gorgeous "Eyes without a Face." With its haunting female backup singing, (courtesy of Perri Lister) pulsating bass, trippy guitar work, cool-new-wave synths, this is Idol's shining moment.
One of Idol's most underrated songs, Idol shows his punk roots with the take-no-prisoners; balls-to-the-wall-rocking "(Do Not) Stand in the Shadow." While "Rebel Yell" started off with all guns blazing, the album goes out with a whimper, leaving a lasting impression with the haunting and poignant "The Dead Next Door," the perfect closer.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000JCFW?v=glance   (2564 words)

 CNN.com - Norwegian takes 'World Idol' title - Jan. 2, 2004
Norway's "Pop Idol" Kurt Nilsen moved a step up to "World Idol" when he triumphed in a singing competition with winners from 10 other nations.
The competitors are all winners of the first season of the "Idol" series in their respective countries.
Nilson, a 25-year-old plumber, won the Norwegian version of "Pop Idol" in May. His single, "She's So High," went straight to No. 1 in the Norwegian singles chart and is the country's biggest-selling single to date.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/01/world.idol.ap   (293 words)

 Reality TV Links - American Idol
American Idol Odds - See what the current line is on who will be the winner.
Idol Habit - Blog style coverage of the show.
Vote for Idol - Real-time American Idol online voting site where you can see who is the most popular contestant at any time.
www.realitytvlinks.com /americanidol.html   (690 words)

 ABC News: An Illicit Affair on 'American Idol'?
In an exclusive interview with "Primetime" co-anchor John Quiñones, Corey Clark alleges "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul secretly coached him while he was a contestant.
May 3, 2005 -- A former "American Idol" contestant told ABC News' "Primetime Live" that Paula Abdul, one of the judges for the hit reality television show, provided him with off-camera tips and assistance while he was a contestant, even helping him select some of the songs he would sing.
Clark said Abdul helped him with his look — even choosing a hair stylist — and gave him prescription cough syrup, with a prescription made out in her name, to soothe his throat.
abcnews.go.com /Primetime/Entertainment/story?id=701186&page=1   (544 words)

 Indian Idol 2 : India Forums
Indian Idol 2 provides the platform for budding talents to show their promise to the entire nation.
In a span of merely nine months, 'Indian Idol' took millions of Indians to towering heights of sheer frenzy, propelling them to live their dreams and becoming 'water cooler conversation' across the nation.
'Indian Idol' experienced viewer engagement as never before, truly cutting across all boundaries of caste, creed, social status and geographies to witness people from every walk of life turn up in full strength, not only to participate and make their dreams come true but also religiously vote to choose their 'Indian Idol'.
www.india-forums.com /forum_topics.asp?FID=72   (728 words)

 Digital Spy - Pop Idol
Pictures of the Pop Idol winner dressed in drag were among items stolen from his West London apartment.
Pop Idol duo Sam and Mark have reportedly been axed by their record label.
Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus debuts at a lowly number 16 with her second single.
www.digitalspy.co.uk /idol   (355 words)

 High Cost of Buying "Idol" - Sep 13, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is Wednesday's Idol, however, that hosts the Idol-crowning finale, an event that, in recent years, has drawn more viewers than the Academy Awards.
If Idol's super-sized ratings have translated into super-sized ad rates, then Desperate Housewives has benefited from the same phenomenon.
Idol, still in the cattle-call stage of its audition process, won't make its debut until January.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,17359,00.html?rsstv   (455 words)

 American Idol Links
The 2002 American Idol was Kelly Clarkson who beat finalist Justin.
The finalists for AI2 were Ruben and Clay with Ruben being named American Idol.
AI3 finalists were Fantasia and Diana with Fantasia being named American Idol.
www.sirlinksalot.net /americanidol.html   (508 words)

 American Idol: Official FOX Site
June 12, 2007 10:58 AM In 2005 Constantine Maroulis electrified America during season four of American Idol with his captivating delivery of Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody." The Brooklyn-born, New Jersey-bred rocker will thrill his fans once again with the highly anticipated release of Constantine –...
The producers behind mega-hit phenomenon American Idol take the musical reality genre to a whole new level when they embark on a quest to find the...
AMERICAN IDOL ® is a registered trademark of 19 TV Ltd. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. Based on the television program “American Idol” produced by FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and 19 TV Ltd. Licensed by FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide.
idolonfox.com   (429 words)

 Official site of Canadian Idol - CTV's search for Canada's best.
There are as many reasons to want to be the Canadian Idol as there are potential competitors.
CTV has a message for Canadian Idol fans: vote now or forever hold your peace.
The newly announced Top 22 are settling into a summer as the darlings of the Canadian audience.
www.ctv.ca /idol/gen/Home.html   (158 words)

 IdolMe.com - American Idol Chat
Discuss music that is not American Idol related here.
Private section you must be a Premium Member to view these threads.
Idol Me and Site Sift Media, Inc. owners of this message board are not affiliated in anyway with FOX, American Idol, Canadian Idol, 19 Entertainment or FremantleMedia.
www.idolme.com   (190 words)

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