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The One: Making a Music Star

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Real World meets Idol; tweens OK.

TV ABC Reality TV 2006
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What sets The One apart from similar shows like American Idol and Rock Star: Supernova is that viewers get to see what life is like for these performers each week. Cameras installed in almost every room of the house capture weight worries, insecurity, and loneliness.

This Real World-lite voyeurism adds a much more 3-D feel to the show and enables viewers to get to know the competitors as they duke it out. The personal touch makes all the difference -- although it can also make it harder for young viewers to hear the judges criticize the singers.

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