Google Idol

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The road to fame for a would-be pop idol is no longer limited to competitive tv shows on big networks. Talent is taken online by Google Idol, which puts publicly submitted videos from Google Video in a head-to-head knockout tournament of 4 heats and 2 semi finals leading up to a grand final. Google Idol's Australian founder came up with the idea after seeing the huge amount of attention two Dutch girls generated with their lip-synching videos on Google Video. (The website has no official connection to Google or to American Idol.) The website's visitors are the contest's judges, and…

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