Ten Things You Didn’t Know about American Idol

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When American Idol began airing in 2002, no one had any idea the iconic industry show it would become. Not only is it a show that discovers new singing talent, but it is a show that transcends being just a show by having the winners go off and become famous and further spread their music and branding. It is literally a show that makes or breaks whole careers. But for as much as you know about American Idol, there is so much you don’t. Here are ten things we bet you didn’t know about American Idol.

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