The week before the ninth season of American Idol starts, the show seems just as popular as ever, making a definite showing in the list of People's Choice Awards 2010 Winners. It's definitely good news for Fox as we head into this next season, with all the questions surrounding Idol.
American Idol itself won the award for "Favorite Competition Show." It's great news to Fox after losing to ABC's Dancing With the Stars the past few years. Most fans won't disagree with the award, even if they are still debating whether the winner should have been Kris Allen or Adam Lambert. This upcoming year will be a test for the show to see if it's the formula or the people that make the show. Paula Abdul walked out last summer to the shock of many after her employers refused to pony up the same amount of money the male talent on the show was getting.
To provide even more shock to fans, Fox decided to replace Abdul with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. While the placement is questionable being that she doesn't have a musical background, seeing that her show won the award for "Favorite Talk Show," it's not really such a bad decision. She'll definitely bring in the viewers ... at least at first.
Allen and Lambert were both nominated for the "Favorite Breakout Music Artist" at the People's Choice Awards, but their fans seem to be too busy arguing over who should have won to have voted, as the award went to Lady Gaga. The Idol that did win an award was once again Carrie Underwood. She took the trophy for "Favorite Country Artist," after tripping on the way to accept. It's hard to tell, though, whether her interest is gaining or waning, after previously winning twice in the "Favorite Female Artist" category. Taylor Swift took home that win this year, and even Kanye West couldn't stop it.
With all the un-surety surrounding this season, including the questions on Simon Cowell's employment status and if he plans to follow Abdul out the door, it'll be interesting to see if the fans stick by American Idol enough this season for the next batch of artists to have a shot at the People's Choice Awards.
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