Review >> ‘American Idol’ – Showcase #1

This is the only show that truly takes someone who’s undiscovered and turns them into a superstar.

This is what American Idol host Ryan Seacrest said to 12 of the Top 24 Idol hopefuls that were performing in the first of two showcases last night.

First things first, the statement is an obvious jab at their ratings rival The Voice as they have yet to really launch an artist like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. That being said, going through Idol’s machine doesn’t guarantee superstardom for the winner. Idol would be better off marketing themselves as a platform. The contestants get out of it what they put into it and if they want to be Kelly Clarkson, the work has only begun.

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