Why do you have to see American Idol tonight?
Well , you don't have to ! If you want to watch it , then watch it ! If you don't want to , don't watch it .
The show, American Idol, is actually based on the format of Pop Idol which was developed in Great Britain. American Idol is American in that it is produced in America, for American contestants and an American audience. The British 'Idol' format has many shows in many countries around the world, currently running in 30+ countries. See some links below.