An interesting piece of news caught my attention yesterday as I was trolling through TVGuide.com – American Idol Season 8’s final four has already been chosen. Wow…as I watch Idol tonight I was reminded that we still have 11 contender in this year’s season. So how do we know who the Top 4 will be?
Isn’t the voting still being solicited by Ryan each week? I keep seeing numbers advertise each week at the end of the shows. Maybe the producers have a time machine or TARDIS on loan from the Doctor Who and have accelerated into the future to get a low down on the Final Four? Hmm that must be it. The Producers have a time machine – that has to be the explanation. Yeah, that is it!
The Producers wouldn’t rig the results…would they? All the voting results after each show and especially the final four are certified by outside accounting firm like the Oscars and Grammy, right? Oh yeah, they are not. Hmm…now that makes me wonder; maybe the voting results are not as democratic and fair as the audience is led to believe.
So, I guess the talk by a female e Idol staffer who told the New York Daily News Gatecrasher column may have some legs to it. In this column, the staffer stated that the final four has already been chosen – Alexis Grace, Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, and Adam Lamert – all of whom happen to also be current front runners this season.
The staffer alleged that not only have the four have been chosen as the final four, but that Rounds and Lambert have been ruled out as winner due to their similarity to past stars — Chris Daughtry and Fantasia. Interesting.
If this is true, then the show that boasts itself as the path finder of new talent and a reality show is really just a fiction-based drama with pretty people with dynamic personalities who can sing — 21st Century version of Fame. I wish the Producers and Fox were just honest with the audience about what American Idol truly is.