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    The mass amounts of music competitions around the world is well known, yet “The Voice” and “American Idol” are the most popular televised versions of these competitions in the America. American Idol is very popular U.S. television program based on the idea of the British program, Pop Idol in which people who wish to be singers or entertainers perform in front of judges who select a group of the best. On The Voice, the strongest vocalists from across the country compete with each other, in teams coached by today’s biggest names in. Sic for a chance to win a recording soundtrack. These shows are vastly perceived as the same, but their impact on people and music are very different. These shows display different perceptions of music careers, but The Voice relays only on sound and not on appearance. American Idol provides pressure based on sound and appearance, through fashion advisers and the importance of stage presence. The fashion advisers give direction on what message that competitors should convey through their appearance, such as dressing country singers in flannels and boots. Then when competitors perform,…

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    Simon Cowell on American Idol each week would stare at hopeful singers and without even blinking, he would dash the hope of these young people. He would do this with malice and without remorse, but in his defense says it was done in order to help them, but for many Americans it came off as an example of bullying by a man with power and influence. In recent years America has been on a crusade to stop bullying in all forms, but on television it is acceptable as long as it was profitable and makes…

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    order to create these shows and be able to keep them on the air for multiple seasons, producers reach out to major corporations for sponsorships in the form of product placements and commercials throughout the episodes. One of the most prominent examples of this is on the Fox competition series American Idol in which the partnerships with Coca-Cola, Ford, AT&T, and Apple are extremely apparent. During each episode, Coke cups are placed on the judges’ table to promote the drink and the show…

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    In today’s society, reality TV shows have become the most popular and viewed genre on television. Reality shows are based on people’s real life situations that people shows to the audience. People in the world are more interested in watching reality shows versus scripted shows, unless the script show is very eye catching. Cynthia M. Frisby, is an associate professor of advertising at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, and coeditor of Journalism across Cultures. Frisby…

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    Another negative influence should be emphasized here. Materialism stimulated by some reality shows threats adolescents’ concept of money,leading them to be greedy. Many reality TV shows have set up huge bonuses to encourage contestants. As a consequence, to get bonuses seems to be the only goal for them to participate in the programme. For example, the ultimate winner of Big Brother (a popular reality show in the UK) won a £70,000 prize in 2000, and Survivor ( an American reality show) arranged…

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    American Idol was introduced to the United States in April 2002; the show was the search for a new superstar and at the same time the show added the element of built-in promotion, the show’s massive audience (Seabrook 125). American Idol was an amazing way to turn a small-town artist into big city names and that is exactly what it did, the millions of viewers tuning in. With American Idol, before the audience hears the person sing we hear the backstory, which is usually sad. This sad backstory…

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    For this paper, I have chosen to present my exploration on one of the greatest rock bands in American history, Guns N’ Roses, as well as the so called “Reigning Queen of Country Music”, Carrie Underwood (Schiff, 2014). The particular song I have chosen is “Paradise City,” and with this song being recorded originally in 1987 by Guns N’ Roses, Underwood decided to perform her own version in 2014 at the Country Music Association Festival. The purpose of this paper is to explore particular artists…

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    Even as a young child, singing was her passion. “She started singing at a young age, initially at church and later in school and talent shows” (Michael). Underwood practiced her skill and showed her love of singing by performing in public events. The dream she had was put on hold as she went to college for a short period of time. “In 2002 she entered Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, with intentions to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Two years later she interrupted…

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    It’s 9:00 p.m. and everyone gathers around the television for a night of “Reality Programming.” As we gaze upon the screen and begin loading data into our brains, I question, “Is reality television shaping our minds and the minds of our children, and if so, into what?” In the last decade or so there has been a new craze that has swept our nation, and that is reality television. Why are these shows so popular? According to the Reality T.V. World’s website, there are around 1,000 reality…

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    a parent, teaching their kids the ‘acceptable’ ways of society” (Skeen). When parents are too busy for their child, they are more than likely to look up to someone else. Usually this someone else turns out to be someone from a television program and they may also look up at these shows for their way of doing their things. Self-esteem plays a big role on this. Some of us cannot take so much perfection, as we tend to think these stars are. In my case, I tend to always go on a new crazy diet when I…

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