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'American Idol' still entertaining, but no longer a starmaker
'American Idol' still entertaining, but no longer a starmaker

"'American Idol' is the only show to produce bona fide superstars," judge Harry Connick Jr. said during the show’s two-night premiere, which kicked off its latest season this week. That earnest proclamation comes often. In fact, each season there's a reminder that "Idol" stands alone in the ever-crowded field of talent shows as the only one that has managed to break viable recording acts. But “Idol” has increasingly found it tougher to deliver on the promise of its glory days. And more than a decade past the launch of platinum acts like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, “Idol” has more competition than ever. Each season...

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