Would you believe that American Idol, which is in Season 8, was turned down by numerous TV producers before it lit up your drawing rooms? Yes, that is the truth that has been revealed by Simon Cowell. Simon tried this on British television before he decided to try it on the American TV circuit. He thought that getting hold of a producer would be a walk in the park, but he was disappointed. Producers couldn’t cozy up to the idea of having a show about music on prime time. So they rejected his pitches and someone even threw him out after 30 seconds!
When Simon Fuller took it up, history was written. American Idol became one of the most popular TV shows ever. It gave to us singing sensations like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson. American Idol also proved extremely beneficial for products like ice-cream, amusement parks and video games. Once there is a success story, it will definitely have effects on related sectors. American Idol has also been able to raise huge sums of money for charity work. It was, of course, a lot of money for Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia which collaborates with 19 Entertainment for American Idol.
The moral of the story is, we must be able to think out of the box. If we have an idea that we are confident about, sooner or later, it will have takers. The main part is to believe in the project yourself and not let the cynicism and negative criticism to get to you. You must also have had instances when your idea got turned down but later on, that same idea got your generous dividends. Would you like to share such experiences with us?