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'American Idol' has taken over my whole life.
When your parent is a public idol, you never really have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
My father is my idol, so I always did everything like him. He used to work two jobs and still come home happy every night.
I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular; I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor.
I started going to Madame Louise's, the lesbian club where all the punk bands used to go - the Sex Pistols, the Clash. I remember seeing Billy Idol walk in there; he was gorgeous.
Being a teen idol is what I've waited for my whole life.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it's myself at eight. Because that's when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they're an instrument of survival: when my mother disappeared, and I imagined a mother. That was me at my best.
I get very nervous whenever I think about it. I've never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman - she's really my only idol. It's going to be a big stretch - certain people come out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense and you get ready to smile.
I went to a Canadian college for performing arts and then I auditioned for Canadian Idol. That honestly was my golden ticket.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Christy Turlington is my idol. She really is. She's a gorgeous woman inside and out. I admire her work in the charity field. She's just been able to balance it all - and gracefully, as well.
Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
Dorothy Hamill was my big idol as a kid. She'd won the Olympics in 1976. She was America's sweetheart with her personality, her talent, her haircut.
I was always in bands before, but on 'American Idol,' it was about getting my voice out there. It was always my goal, though, to get a band together again.
I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It's at the point now where it's old.
I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default.
Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him.
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.
When one person does something that works, everyone else wants to do it. So it didn't surprise me at all to see people come with different versions of 'American Idol' and a lot of them are exactly the same but with different twists.
Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will.
You know, when I did 'American Idol' the three times, I tried to tell these kids you have to tell the story of the lyric.
These days, with 'American Idol' and all the other reality shows, young people become famous overnight, and that can be very difficult to handle, the way photographers follow you around and study your every move.
When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol.
When I was snowed under with the work of an idol, I didn't have time to think.
People around me called me an idol, so that's what I was.
I'm not trying to be evasive, but when I say yes and no, I say 'yes' because there are narrow-minded people that won't look past the logo and 'no' because 'American Idol' put me in front of millions of people and I would not have a career without 'Idol.'
I've never believed that 'Idol' as a franchise is beholden to any individual because everybody said it would die the minute Simon Cowell left, and it hasn't.
There can always be an 'Idol' without anybody. I believe that Seacrest is probably the best host in the business.
I don't think rap really fits in to 'American Idol' in the sense that I believe rap is an art form in itself more akin to poetry, more akin to drama, if you will.
Hip-hop is a way of life. It isn't a genre in truth in 'American Idol.'
Since we launched the original 'Pop Idol' in England, I've remained close with Simon Fuller. Working as executive producer on 'American idol' for its first seven years not only was an inspirational journey into the heart of American pop culture, it opened my eyes to the untapped potential of the incredibly dynamic young people in this world.
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