Pop Idol: The Inside Story of TV's Biggest Ever Search for a Superstar

Pop Idol: The Inside Story of TV's Biggest Ever Search for a Superstar

Paperback Inside Story of TV's Biggest Ever Search for a Superstar

By (author) Sian Solanas, Foreword by Simon Cowell

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  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 280mm x 5mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1842225367
  • ISBN 13: 9781842225363
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photographs

Product description

Thousands of aspiring young popstars have already flocked to auditions all over the country, but only one will make it to the big time. This official book follows hundreds of hopefuls as they are whittled down on camera by a highly critical panel of music biz professionals. The remaining fifty are then put at the mercy of the viewing public who will vote them off, week by week, until there are just two finalists. Televised live from a major London venue, the final two will perform head to head. Later that evening, the result of the public vote will be revealed, and the winner will walk away in a blaze of publicity to start his or her new life as a superstar. Illustrated throughout with exclusive colour photos, this is the behind-the-scenes story of the TV event of the year.

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Author information

Sian Pattenden has written for NME. The Face. Select, Just 17, Melody Maker and the Guardian. She is also a regular broadcaster on national radio.Pop Idol is her second book; her first. How to Make it in the Music Business (Virgin 1998), is now in its third edition. She lives in London.

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Thousands of aspiring superstars flocked to auditions all over the country with the dream of making the big time as a pop star. This official book follows those hopefuls as they were whittled down on camera by a highly critical and controversial panel of entertainment professionals. The survivors found themselves at the mercy of the viewing public who voted them off the programme, week by week, until only one remained. Illustrated throughout with exclusive colour photos and behind-the-scene gossip. This is the true story of the TV event of the year.

Table of contents

I: Could it Be You?; 2-5: Fifty Face the Public; 7: The Final Ten; 8: Groomed for Success; 9: The Grand Finale; 10: The Idol.