My advice would be if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't.— Simon Cowell
Thrilling American Idol quotations
Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority.
American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything.
I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl.
What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests.
Don't go on American Idol, I think you'll spend the rest of your life living it down and I think it's getting kinda scary, isn't it?
There's a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board.
I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
I've never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them.
That show is one of Fox's biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell's been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks.
I need to keep my dancing on the right side of weird, otherwise it might get a bit like "American Idol."
Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!
I was 19 when I first auditioned for 'American Idol.
' I'd never been on an airplane; I'd never been outside of my hometown, except to go to Myrtle Beach. I'm 22 now. I'm learning a lot about life, and it's all in front of the cameras.
I was terrified of graduating college and not knowing what I was going to do.
I saw the auditions for Idol and thought, Why not? I always liked to sing. You know when they asked, "Are you the next American Idol?" I said yes, but I didn't mean it.
I've told many people that I'm not looking to go out there and find the most beautiful girl in the world who likes me because I'm 'Mr. American Idol Scott McCreery.' If I could just find a nice hometown girl who just likes me for who I am, that's all I want.
Present-day American society-whether through pop culture, religion, or institutions-conflates sexuality and morality constantly. Idolizing virginity as a stand-in for women’s morality means that nothing else matters-not what we accomplish, not what we think, not what we care about and work for. Just if/how/whom we have sex with. That’s all.
The 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' shows, they're great shows.
But I think I need to make a show like that, directed straight to the hood, to the artists that don't get the attention, that don't have the money to make themselves representable.
James Taylor may be an all-American boy but he isn't Horatio Alger, and the lionizing of many rock stars by the rock press has as much to do with old fashioned rags-to-riches stories as does the straight culture's deification of its idols.
Because you have things like 'American Idol' and you've got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it's easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.
I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions.
It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'
In all honesty, I'm not able to talk about contracts.
It's nothing with 'American Idol' in particular, it's just things I really need to take care of in my life.
I've been wanting to sing for a long time.
I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'
I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go.
I want to let my fans know that I will not hold myself back anymore.
Everybody knows me as "15-Year-Old Little Jessica who was on 'American Idol' and who is this sweet, quiet girl." I am very soft-spoken, but I have gone through numerous experiences, and I want to speak out and tell people what has been going on in my life.
Americans have been dumbed down to the point where more people watching 'American Idol' than listen to the state of the union address. And that's too bad. I'm not trying to take any bread out of the mouth of Simon Cowell, but if the president is speaking to the people of the United States, and people are going to watch 'American Idol,' that's sad.
I'm a big 'American Idol' watcher, and sometimes I like to watch 'America's Got Talent.' Those are big, corny admissions, but sometimes it's so fun to see those kids really sing their hearts out.
Well, being that, at the house and being in the competition, it was very hard to be with family. We couldn't have visitors out of respect for everyone else there. But, being the American Idol, the focus would have been on me.
American Idol, I love. I think it's a passing fancy but not passing so soon.
At the time, the only options were playing the local county fair.
Now with American Idol and younger recording artists that have come out, there is more of an opportunity.
I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old.
It was like orderin a hamburger and getting only the buns" (After Brooke White of season 7 on american idol sang the song 'Hero' by Mariah Carey)
I don't want to be the cliche American Idol dude.
I want to be different, you know - that's the whole goal, me and music. It's about being yourself and being unique.
An American Idol is someone that has all the qualities that America thinks is positive, attractive and alluring.
[My son] Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives.
Just the title of 'American Idol' is something that people can look up to.
I'm not Saint Scott, I'm not Mr. Perfect, but I want to be that role model.
The biggest risk I've ever taken is going on American Idol and trying to be myself. I wasn't going to try too hard to conform, and I knew that it could possibly not work out.
You have to have a lot of respect for hot dogs.
It's completely different from sandwich. First of all, the hot dog is American. Sandwiches are not American. They're different. Second of all, a hot dog is like a pop idol. Hot dogs are cute. It's a pop image - everyone knows what a hot dog is.
I would lose straight away if I went on 'American Idol.
I am broadcaster's biggest cheerleader because I genuinely believe in it.
Where else can you get 20 million people a week watching 'NCIS' or 'American Idol?' Where else can you get 120 million watching the Super Bowl?