Which would you watch? American Idol or America's Got Talent? Both are great shows, but which one is better? In american idol, its all singing and if you win, you get signed a record deal. In america's got talent, its a variety of all acts including singing, and if you win, you get sighned a performance deal in las vegas where record producers live. So, in a career choice, The most useful deal would probably be america's got talent because you get to perform all the time and you will have lots of chances to get picked up by a record produer. Ameican Idol can do lots for you to, dont get me wrong, but in my choice, if you are looking for a singing career, go with america's got talent, or audition for both, but not at the same time.