- Network ABC (US)
- Genre Reality
- Runtime 85 minutes
- Total runtime 859 hours 55 minutes
- Status Continuing
The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home view ers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.