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American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by Fremantle USA and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America.It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons.The concept of the series involves discovering recording stars from unsigned singing talents, with the winner determined by American viewers using phones, Internet, and SMS text voting.The winners of the first seventeen seasons, as chosen by viewers, are Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee De Wyze, Scotty Mc Creery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Trent Harmon, Maddie Poppe, and Laine Hardy respectively.Since March 11, 2018, a revival of the series has aired on ABC.
Only then can they proceed to audition in front of the judges, which is the only audition stage shown on television..
The first season was hosted by radio personality Ryan Seacrest and comedian Brian Dunkleman, but Seacrest remained as the sole master of ceremonies for the rest of the series.
The success of American Idol has been described as "unparalleled in broadcasting history".
Cowell was initially offered the job of showrunner, but turned down the offer; Lythgoe then took over that position.
Much to the surprise of Cowell and Fox, it became one of the biggest shows of the summer. television, a position it then held for seven consecutive seasons.