American Idol holding auditions.

American Idol holding auditions.
The U.S.’ version of Pop Idol, American Idol, is currently casting for performers ages 16 to 24 who want to become the next pop star. At least, that’s the idea. To audition, you have “to sing a cappella (without music) a song of your choice.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.