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27 American Idol Innovations

— May 12, 2009 — Pop Culture
As far as TV shows go, 'American Idol' has done it all. It's the place where prime-time commercials air, heavy hitters in the music industry perform and undoubtedly the hottest reality show around in terms of viewers.

'American Idol' has inspired and enabled some particularly unusual innovations. From outrageous fashions to all-new collaborations between musicians, you'll read about the best 'American Idol' has given pop culture below.

Implications - From faking reality talent to reality show trading cards, iconic television shows can easily market products as they promote the show as well as audience interaction. The audience feels that they relate to contestants, judges, etc. and by offering the products, they feel a deeper connection to the brand.
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Be A Star At Disney World
Be A Star At Disney World
American Idol Sound Stage
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Faking Reality Talent
Faking Reality Talent
American Idol Rep Confesses That Their Contestants Lip Sync
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Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
American Idol Teen Summer Camp
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American Idol Obsession
American Idol Obsession
Weird eBay Memorabilia
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Spicing Up Family Reality Shows
Spicing Up Family Reality Shows
American Idol Adds Kara DioGuardi, Promises Hipper Guests
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Real Life-Reality Show Parallels
Real Life-Reality Show Parallels
Obama Compares Washington to “American Idol”
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American Idol Starbucks Style
American Idol Starbucks Style
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DJ-Inspired Duets
DJ-Inspired Duets
Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis Sing On 'American Idol' After Radio DJ Mashup
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Billionaires Bootcamp
Billionaires Bootcamp
When American Idol Meets Venture Capital
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SingStar Rocks
SingStar Rocks
American Idol For Your Home
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Reality Show Trading Cards
Reality Show Trading Cards
"American Idol" Stars to be Cast in Cardboard
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Reality Show Role-Playing
Reality Show Role-Playing
The “American Idol” Experience At Disney World Opens (UPDATE
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Reality Show Lawsuits
Reality Show Lawsuits
'American Idol' to Sue Josiah Leming?
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Controversial Cast-Offs
Controversial Cast-Offs
Joanna Pacitti Disqualified from “American Idol"
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Territorial Reality
Territorial Reality
New 'American Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Concerns Paula Abdul
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Amateur Competition Controversies
Amateur Competition Controversies
American Idol's Joanna Pacitti Slammed as ‘Semi-Pro'
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iPhone Confessionals
iPhone Confessionals
Exclusive Video From American Idol Through iPhone Apps
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Popstar Portrait Pendants
Popstar Portrait Pendants
American Idol's Adam Lambert and David Cook Jewelry
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Head-to-Toe Black
Head-to-Toe Black
Kara DioGuardi Brings Feminine Rocker Edge to American Idol
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Viral CEO Warfare
Viral CEO Warfare
Domino's CEO Burns Subway Letter During 'American Idol' Commercial Break
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Prime-Time Product Placement
Prime-Time Product Placement
American Idol's Danny Gokey Clearly Prefers Versace Glasses
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Reality Career Launching
Reality Career Launching
American Idol's Kellie Pickler Skyrocketing Up Billboard Charts
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American Idol Blunders
American Idol Blunders
Adam Lambert Gets Cut Off, Yet Gets Standing Ovation From Simon
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Fabulous Fluorescents
Fabulous Fluorescents
Neon Highlights Everything from Runways to American Idol
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Hair Bling
Hair Bling
American Idol's Paula Abdul Shows Off Hair Jewelry
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Pop Culture Editorials
Pop Culture Editorials
‘American Idolatry' by Terry Richardson in V Magazine
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Zipper Eye Accessories
Zipper Eye Accessories
Lady Gaga's Eye-Popping Style on American Idol
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