Pop Idol

American Idol's 'normal guy' winner Lee Dewyze brings his guitar to Central

As the action heats up in the latest season of television's American Idol, local fans of the talent show were treated to a concert by its 2010 champion at Central's brand new club Bisous on Thursday evening.

Monday, 9 May, 2011, 12:00am

Unhappy Hong Kong blogger optimises his research on Simon Cowell

A former top music executive in Hong Kong and Asia has claimed his blog was censored after he criticised Simon Cowell (right, bottom) of American Idol fame.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hollywood East

Another season of the television hit American Idol has wrapped up with a new idol crowned and a potential pop star born. The winner - an edgy rock balladeer named Dave Cook - gets a US$1 million dollar recording contract.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Singing the praises of democracy

Do reality TV shows, such as Pop Idol, Survivor and The Apprentice serve to promote political rights and participation? Well, no one in America would dare make such a claim. But the supporters of a recent hit reality show in China - the oddly named Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Super Girl contest - did.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Star search begins with 'One Cruel Ding'

You may sneer when they lip-sync, or snicker when you catch them sliding off-key, but being a Canto-pop star is not always as easy as it seems.

Those of you who disagree have the chance to prove your point this Sunday - TVB is recruiting participants for an American Idol-style show to unearth Hong Kong's next pop sensation.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Large sums spent on pop idols

YOUNGSTERS spend almost half of their pocket money on gifts for their idols, CDs, photographs and magazines and on entertainment.

This was revealed in a recent survey conducted by Young Post .

Pocket money varies from a few hundreds to a few thousands a month, with an average of $500 to $800.

17 Sep 1993 - 12:00am