American Idol's Songwriting Contest Appears Cloudy
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The people behind American Idol did not foresee that the show’s season six would be a very demanding installment. The national songwriting contest, which was originally intended to determine the song of the top two finalists on American Idol’s May 23nd finale, may not materialize since American Idol producers are swamped with other endeavors.

Last August, it was disclosed that the national song-writing contest would be open to both signed and unsigned songwriters, and that millions of viewers will hear the winning song during the finale episode of American Idol’s sixth season. In line with this, American Idol creator Simon Fuller affirmed that it would significantly help determine the song that would ideally match the finalists.

American Idol, a reality singing competition on Fox, features aspiring singers through a series of nationwide auditions. Created by Simon Fuller, the show consists of host Ryan Seacrest, and three judges, Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and the notorious Simon Cowell. Every week, the contestants perform and are critiqued and reviewed by the judges. Voters at home get to decide who stays and who gets eliminated.

Executive producer Ken Warwick explained, “It's just that we're so, what with the charity show and everything... we're up to our ears in it. It may still happen, but at the moment it's on the back burner.”

The launch of Idol Gives Back resulted to a more hectic schedule and heavy workload for the people behind American Idol. Idol Gives Back is a charity organization run by the cast of American Idol. It was founded on March 8, 2007 and is focused on raising funds and awareness for charity; the group covers areas in the United States, as well as in Africa. AT&T, Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola are the organization’s major sponsors.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: RealityTV World