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hellboy Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:58 AM
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Is American Idol fixed?
Last week, they voted Jennifer Hudson off even though she was clearly better than most of the other competitiors. She got screwed. Smells like racism. It looks like the thirteen year old "John Steven's fans" have hijacked the competition.
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mindfulNJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:03 AM
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1. I don't think its racism
I think that the three women were so good that people didn't think they needed to vote for them...and you said it yourself; the teenybopper fans of no-talent John Stevens...I also heard there was power outage in Jennifer Hudson's hometown area so her fans couldn't see her performance and didn't know which number to call.
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hellboy Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:09 AM
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2. Well, the power outage would explain Jennifer but it wouldn't
explain the other two black chicks who were in the bottom three.
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crimson333 Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:11 AM
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3. Plus saying racism is stupid
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 08:57 AM by crimson333
They are in this to make money. Simon has the winners locked for years to a record contract. My local guy Reuban won last year and he is black. If it were to be fixed it would be to get the less talented off.

I think the bottom three split votes to make the total so low

people vote for favorites. All the teenager girls like the red head. I read on line some girl was spending 1000.00 a month on phone calls last year. That is th weird fans they have
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hellboy Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:17 AM
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4. Saying it's not racism is being in denial and stupid.
The show is about ratings and keeping the white kids boosts ratings.
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wolfgirl Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:21 AM
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5. Not fixed..
Their votes were split - each has such a strong following that they end up cancelling out each other, letting the others move up in the ranking.
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