Behind the American Idol Screen
If you have ever been interested in diving into an animal that is American Idol there is a lot of interesting information that you can learn. While most people think that the whole show is about fun and excitement, it is often not known exactly, what the contestants are going through, and also how much time is spent in training, contracts that must be signed, and even small details from staying away from home to very long time. Striving to emerge from the whole experience as American Idol has sent many potential singers home while crying, while 7 valuable ones have emerged as winners.
The main thing that most people don't realize is that most contestants can't really see a jury when they first audition. Do you really think Simon will follow millions of auditions? I would like to see it personally happen, in fact because the jury's time is very limited for each city they visit, the contestants must first audition with additional personnel from the show. Once they have passed this stage they are moved to actually audition with the judges. As you can imagine, around this time some unique people were allowed through the opportunity to provide great entertainment when auditions were released for television.
A little extra knowledge that is often unknown is that once the contestants arrive in Hollywood, they spend very little time sleeping, even less time to see the sights and most of the hours to practice or they do another audition. This I think is designed to see which contestants have the talent to go without sleep and keep their voices. There have been many collision and contestant contestants during this part of the show, and while it may seem cruel, it can serve as an indication of what the tour schedule is.
Another surprise that awaits contestants in the store is the requirement to only choose from previously selected songs. Many feel that this is unfair, but honestly in a world filled with lawyers and legal loopholes is probably one of the few protective measures that American Idol can offer. By limiting song selection only to songs that they have agreed to, they can ensure that they do not inadvertently violate the copyrights of other artists that they do not agree on.
The final surprise for many contestants is the contract they must sign. American Idol has a habit of not allowing contestants to speak to the media until after they opt out of the event. However, this contract extends a little further. In fact, contestants are not allowed to sign with other record companies until at least three months after the last season aired. This can seem like a big channel for many contestants, but is usually not negotiable. However, the contract usually allows booted contestants to sign a new record contract if they receive permission from the show in advance in writing. Taking the time to get approval is not always worth the effort, but it is something that is needed if someone wants to really try to beat the album beat while they are still fresh in the minds of viewers.
As you can see, while the show seems to be all the games and fun from the episodes released, it's actually far from that. For those who succeed in winning the show, hard work is worth the effort. For contestants who are determined to really make something of themselves regardless of how far they get into the show it is something that can be a little inconvenient, but it's still worth the little effort to go to the show and see what happens