2010-01

How to Win American Idol

by Scott Barry Kaufman

My close look at the show’s last eight seasons has led me to conclude that Idol can help academics and fans alike reconceptualize “talent” in the context of show biz. It’s not just singing ability. It’s a startlingly unique combination of many different traits, and a couple of things that lie outside the contestants’ control.

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