A pop idol is a musician who has built his or her career on participation in a televised singing contest, specifically contests like the Idol brand (American Idol, British Idol, Sweden's Idol, etc.), PopStars!, The X Factor, and, in many cases, Eurovision. Generally speaking, most pop idols sing glitzy, slick, heavily arranged songs that emphasize vocal virtuosity over everything else. Their performances are accessible and hooky, aimed at appealing to the general public and, more importantly, the judges. Genres covered by pop idols often include (but aren't limited to) schlager, dance-pop, teen pop, vocal pop, country pop, and alternative pop/rock.