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American Idol

American Idol

Date: Jan 30 2006


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Think you should be an international superstar? Have you got the voice and talent to make it as a famous pop star? A lot of people think they do, and the extremely popular television series American Idol gives these people the once-in-a-lifetime chance to flaunt their talent.

Listen to Taylor tell me about the new season of American Idol.


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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.





Dave:  The new season of American Idol started last night, right?

Taylor:  Yes, with a two-hour premier, starting with a recap of last season and seasons in the past. And then starting with the, ah, visits by the talented and mostly untalented masses.

Dave:  Now, I don’t know…I’ve only seen one or two episodes, a couple years ago. What’s happening in the, in the show?

Taylor:  Well, the structure of the show is, this first month or so shows you the people auditioning for the chance to be on the show.

Dave:  Okay.

Taylor:  Now, ah, about ten people from every city end up going to Hollywood.

Dave:  Okay.

Taylor:  Which is where the next level of eliminations happen.

Dave:  And what do they ultimately win? They get, like, a record deal, right?

Taylor:  They get a record deal, you know, they’re for sure going to get some commercial deals, they’re going to get to fill stadiums.

Dave:  Kelly Clarkson, she won a couple of years ago.

Taylor:  A number of years ago.

Dave:  Yeah. But she’s still around. I don’t know if she’s talented, but I know plenty of people who like her music.



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The popularity of American Idol has swept over the entire world. There are now spin-off shows in over thirty countries, such as Superstar in Greece, Indonesian Idol in Indonesia, Narodniy Artist in Russia, and Super Girl in China.



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01:15 PM Jan 30 2006 |



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10:25 AM Jan 30 2006 |



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07:09 AM Jan 30 2006 |

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