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Who Created American Idol

American Idol stared in 2002 and has become one of the most popular shows on American television. But who created American Idol? This post will answer that questions and then tell you some interesting facts about American Idol.

Who Created American Idol

American Idol was started by Simon Fuller. Fuller ‘invented’ the whole ‘Idol Franchise’ which started with Pop Idol (a British series) in 2001. There are now over 100 versions worldwide including Australian Idol, Indian Idol and New Zealand Idol! Simon Fuller is also the co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance and is the executive producer of Little Britain USA.

Interesting Facts About American Idol

  • For the first season American Idol was known as ‘American Idol: The Search for a Superstar’
  • American Idol is broadcast in over 100 different countries.
  • Carrie Underwood, winner of season 4, has won the most music awards of any American Idol winner. She has won 5 American Music Awards, 14 Billboard Music Awards and 4 Grammy Awards.
  • Jennifer Hudson, who finished 7th in Season 3, went on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film Dreamgirls.
  • To buy a 30 second commercial during American Idol an advertiser has to pay approximately $623,000!

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