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  1. Why Are Talent Shows So Popular? Sharon, Vince, and Leo

  2. Outline -Sharon- I. Introduction A. the brief introduction of reality show B. the introduction of talent show II. The WHYS A. the advance of technology -Vince- B. the Audience C. the Contestants D. what’s more? -Leo- III. Reflections & Discussion

  3. Introduction A. the brief introduction of reality show B. the introduction of talent show 1. the definition of talent show 2. types of talent shows The WHYs A. the advance of technology (…to be continued by Vince) Sharon

  4. Introduction • the brief introduction of reality show • genre of television program which presents unscripted situations • usually featuring ordinary people instead of professional actors • the most popular genre: talent search

  5. Introduction B. the introduction of talent show • the definition of talent show • providing live perform place where the contestants perform certain skills • usually competing for prizes- award- money - contract- chance of exposure • featuring the elimination of contestants until the winner is selected

  6. The Elimination Chart of American Idol (Season 1)

  7. Introduction B. the introduction of talent show • types of talent show • modeling • American’s Next Top Model (US) • Make Me a Supermodel (US, UK) • singing competition • One Million Star (Taiwan) 超級星光大道 • American Idols (US)  • The X Factor (UK) • dancing • So You Think You Can Dance (US) 武林爭霸 • Strictly Dance Fever (UK)

  8. The WHYs A. Technology Advance • globalization - United States → Taiwan - the similarities between A.I. and O.M.S • communication - audience not judges who the winner is - the more you vote, the more popular the shows/stars would be

  9. The WHYs A. Technology Advance • the advent of video sharing website a. famous websites: - youtube - Google Video b. examples - the pop of Zong-wei Yang/ One Million Star - talent shows seen on Net • the flourishing of blogs • a. giving comments • b. voting

  10. The WHYS B. the audience 1. participation (of) 2. marketing (on) C. the contestants 1. for fame and wealth 2. self-realization D. what’s more? Vince

  11. The WHYS B. the audience 1. participation -Relatable figures (essential element) A real-life journey presented -Karaoke (singing ones) Reflected on Karaoke charts & imitating -A blend of “reality” and “show” Entertainment and well-tempered distance -Voting and so on (“somewhere voted:”) Decision making, participation indeed

  12. The WHYS B. the audience 1. participation Example: The Biggest of all – On American Idol

  13. The WHYS B. the audience 2. marketing TV company’s Alternative of Variety Shows - Lower budge, greater return Prof. Debut V.S. Contestant Debut - A more flexible form of variety shows Simply, commercial after all - Back to the purpose : Ads and sponsors Drama (It’s needed!) - Dramatized Reality (really no script?)

  14. The WHYS C. the contestants 1. For Fame and Wealth - Easy enough to see :antm.ai.mmas.oms (exception? Yes and No) 2. Self Realization (positivity) - Confidence/experience/knowing oneself

  15. The WHYS D. So… The concept of “American Dream” - Boundless, going across of borders - Chances equally provided for everyone - Term not limited / “Realityshow” @ PTT / Let’s just have a taste!

  16. The WHYS American Idol Season Finale (01) How Many Votes! (01:00) Check the ubiquitous Coca-Cola! (02) How Great the fan base! Popularity!

  17. Reflections & Discussion A. the audience vs. the judges (popularity vs. proficiency) 1. the audience 2. the judges B. subsidiary of commerce (commercialized again) 1. losing Relatable Figures 2. two futures of commercialized contestants C. Under-table Arrangements on the Contestants Leo

  18. Reflections & Discussion A. the audience vs. the judges (popularity vs. proficiency) 1. the audience a. appearance b. emotional expression 2. the judges a. making professional decisions b. fitting the requests of music companies

  19. Reflections & Discussion B. subsidiary of commerce (commercialized again) 1. losing Relatable Figures 2. two futures of commercialized contestants a. losing relatable quality – failure b. a acceptable new image – success

  20. Reflections & Discussion C. Under-table Arrangements on the Contestants 1. the over crazy action of contestants 2. cutting clips 3. unofficial outcome 4. dramatic effects

  21. ~the end~