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World Online Idol Talent Search begins
New website launches to help promising singers, bands, musicians, dancers, actors and models all over the world, get a break in their career by becoming the world’s first online idol.
Through his research on the Internet, Katselis realised there was a large community of struggling singers, dancers, actors and models all vying for the chance to become the next big craze. He found thousands of people advertising their talent on sites like Facebook, My Space and YouTube. Many of them had incredible talent and he wondered why it was so difficult for them to become famous. Some of them could even beat the pros at their own game. Completing further research, he discovered the reason why this was the case. These people were using the wrong medium to showcase their talent. This extraordinary talent gets lost in the crowd on social networking and media sites, which are not designed for the purposes of discovering talent. Because of this, WorldOnlineIdol.com was born.
"There are so many websites for people to post music and videos, but not so many that allow direct exposure to up and coming artists who are trying to get a kick start in their career, " says Katselis, "These talented people don’t have a direct audience to see them or hear them. The idea has been produced on TV with outstanding results, but nothing has been done on the biggest platform of all time – the Internet. WorldOnlineIdol.com is the perfect venue for achieving these goals."
The website has organised a Talent Search competition which allows singers or bands, musicians, dancers, actors and models to purchase profile space which links to their own website. Here they can demonstrate their talent to a worldwide audience, who is specifically there to look at talent. The site, which is designed for up to 10,000 contestants, allows visitors to vote on each profile by clicking on it. The person/group which has the most votes at the end of the competition will be crowned the world’s first online idol. Artists who do not win the competition, are still able to host their profile on the site for a minimum of 3 years. This gives them ample time to be seen or heard by millions of people all around the world, including talent scouts or other agencies seeking the next big thing.
"I'm hoping we find the next Leona Lewis or Kelly Clarkson," laughs Katselis, "but even if we don’t, I sure am proud to have created a medium for struggling artists, who want to showcase their talent in a place where the only thing to see is the talent. Even if WorldOnlineIdol.com only creates a few more opportunities for artists to reach their dreams, I'd say my job is done."
WorldOnlineIdol.com can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.worldonlineidol.com