Disney's Divinity wrote:
I've heard reports that the Phillipines have been illegally voting for Jessica Sanchez throughout the season. I really hope they pull a Jessica win for us.
Regardless, this could end up being an Adam Lambert v. Kris Allen or Crystal Bowersox v. Lee DeWyze situation, with the runner-up outselling the winner in the long run. I imagine Phillip will sell much worse than Kris and Lee.
If Phillip does win, I imagine the show will really start to die. Ratings will drop because of the predictability and of course all credibility will be thrown out the window for good. Women and non-whites should just avoid trying out for the show at all at this point. They'd have a better shot on X Factor or The Voice.
Yeah, the voting system is messed up. I read that some people were able to get votes in from the UK. If that's true, its a really broken system.
Anyone watch Jay Leno last night (Thursday) when Phillip Phillips got booed when he was introduced? I admit that it wasn't cool, but I wanted to see what happened on his first network appearance outside of Idol.
Jessica will be Ellen's show next week, don't know which day, but there won't be any boo's in that audience.
Did you see the overall ratings for American Idol, Season 11. It was lowest since Season 5. And the finale show has almost 20% fewer watchers than any previous Idol season.
Serves them right for their screwed up system of voting. I think they could learn a lot from "Dancing With The Stars" and let the judges have 50% of the vote each week. But we will see if that happens.
Didn't watch it live, but just looked up the video. There were cheers too. Its not like he was booed off the Tonight Show.
I really think some of these shows are running out of steam. I don't blame Phillip for the drop in ratings. However I saw that the Top 2 performances on Tuesday was down 25% from last year. That's a big drop. Maybe people are just getting tired of the current Idol formula?
Anyway Idol needs an overhaul, and not just switching judges like they did 2 years ago.