Not that I needed any further evidence of this, but the results of last night’s American Idol prove that there is not one speck of justice in the world.
Amen. I was as shocked as everyone else and I will readily admit that Americans, while terrific individually, when they get together in a group are the stupidest people on Earth. Look at all those people who voted for Bush in 2000.
Everyone of those singers in the safe Group B should have been kicked off and had I been George, I’d have made the same mistake. The three divas were the best singers, no question.
The only consolation is that either Fantasia or LaToya must win now. This will just make the final weeks of the show that much less exciting while we wait to clear the chattel.
“Not one speck of justice in the world” is right. We’re getting almost-live transmission of American Idol here, and I was shocked by last night’s results too.
But judging from the comments of the many Singaporeans who have been calling in on radio shows and the like, it seems most people here (most people aged 12 to 16, at least) agree with the results.
Whatever it is, it’s endemic and it’s plaguing the minds of vote-happy teenagers all over the world.
Am I the only person who does not watch American Idol??????
Y’know, I have to disagree. Partly because I’ve never been all that impressed with Jennifer (especially when compared with Fantasia and LaToya).
But there are two more scientific reasons. One, people vote extra for the underdogs. The same thing happened in season one when Tamyra got booted. She was figured for a lock on the final three, if not the winner, so people felt they didn’t have to bother calling in. While all the Nikki fans called in dozens of times because she needed help. Proof that your vote does matter, people! Think about that in November.
Also, I think those girls just cancelled each other out. They’re all pretty similar and probably split the vote. Whereas if you’re a Jon Stevens fan, chances are you’re not also a George Huff fan. Ralph Nader, if you’re reading this….
I think there’s a certain amount of vote-splitting going on, which is why those three girls were in the bottom three because they’re filling more or less the same niche.
Meanwhile, the RedHeaded Kid of No Talent has a niche all his own. A niche of sucking, but what do you expect.
I decided that I’m not going to watch the show anymore. Nothing more then a popularity contest. I’m through.
My friend postulated that Mr. Readhead’s parents, being wealthy and all, might have hired a PR firm to help with the voting. I wonder what the Idol rules say about that? Hmm…why don’t we know the answer to that question…is it because they are SO INTENSELY SECRETIVE about the actual rules and procedures for voting and results?
We need to make the show more accountable…and we need to demand a fairer voting process…
Interesting post re: Singaporians, though…
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