This volume brings together original studies from international scholars to identify and evaluate the productive dimensions of Idols. As one of the world's most successful television formats, Idols offers a unique case for the study of cultural globalization. Chapters discuss how Idols shows address particular national or regional identity politics and how Idols is consumed by audiences in different territories. This book illustrates that even though the same television format is used in countries all over the globe, practices of adaptation can still result in the creation of unique local cultural products.Louis Walsh, Nikki Chapman andPete Waterman all have experience of managing popacts with a#39;gay appeala#39;. ... Dressed inwaistcoats, sparkly shirts and trousers, with clearly styled hair, they performed iconic a#39;gaya#39; songs suchas The Scissor Sistersa#39; a#39;IDona#39;t ... One band member said: a#39;someof the otherguys [ contestants] are having a problem with the themethis week, but we love ABBA, so this is our weeka#39;.
|Title||:||Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format|
|Author||:||Dr Joost de Bruin, Dr Koos Zwaan|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-12-28|