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Old 04-27-2004, 06:34 PM   #16
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saqw Billy Joel and Elton two years ago
I'm officially jealous. I bet that was an amazing concert!
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I was tempted for a split second to think it might have been race related but Jennifer Hudson herself believes it could have been due to the fact that people just assumed the 3 divas already had enough votes and didn't bother voting for them

There was also a big power outage in Chicago (Jennifer's home town) on vote night...the show says it wouldn't have mattered but who knows.

I think John is a no talent joke who knows himself that he shouldn't be there but with him, you have the teenage girl vote...probably JPL lovers who have transfered their votes to John.
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I'm officially jealous. I bet that was an amazing concert!
It was AWESOME!!!!!!
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I do not think racism was involved, either. The big problem is in the way the voting's set up-it should be one vote per person. This whole thing of people being able to vote for two contestants, or one person being able to vote hundreds of times for their favorite, or things along that line, is ridiculous, because then it's not a fair representation of the vote. A person will stick around, not necessarily because they're good, but because one person voted over and over and over and over, and another person who was much better will leave because their fans only voted once...that's seriously messed up and unfair to the contestants.

And then of course there's other factors, too. I just talked to a girl at another board who said that the reason she was voting for John Stevens was because JPL left (she's also voting for Diana tonight, too). That's a really dumb reason to vote for someone, just like voting for someone simply because they're cute, or because they remind you of a person from the previous year's show, or whatever other reasons people use to vote aside from talent, is dumb.

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I think John is a no talent joke who knows himself that he shouldn't be there but with him, you have the teenage girl vote...probably JPL lovers who have transfered their votes to John.
I don't think he has the teenage girl vote at all. I think he has the 70+ grandma vote.

Jennifer's attitude sucked--I couldn't stand her. She should have been booted a long time ago. It's about a lot more than who has the most powerful voice, it's the whole package (I can't believe I said 'package' in relation to humans but that's how the corporate music machine operates )
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I really think racism has nothing to do w/ it. I like Elton, but to throw accusations like that around is irresponsible in a certain way.
I think it's all about things like looks and personality over actual talent. Certainly all teenage girls and/or boys don't think like that, but if that's the majority of people voting, and they vote on things like that...God forbid the BEST SINGER should win I would vote for the "ugliest" biggest jerk there if I thought they were the best singer . I happen to love "pale red heads", but John Stevens definitely doesn't have what it takes.

I don't think the talent this year can hold a candle to people like Ruben and Clay. If I had to pick the best singer this year, I might have to pick LaToya. I think George has a nice voice that w/ work could be even better-same for Jasmine.

I think that show is an interesting commentary on the music business..
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God forbid the BEST SINGER should win I would vote for the "ugliest" biggest jerk there if I thought they were the best singer .
Not me. I'd vote for the best performer and a lot goes into that other than a great voice. People vote for who they want to see more of and it's usually a blend of voice, personality, style, the whole thing and I don't see anything wrong with that. Most of my favorite performers are not necessarily the best singers although they can sing.
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This topic is more of a comment on our society than about American Idol. Someone with name recognition uses the word "racist" and it becomes headline news.
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I didn't say there was anything "wrong" w/ that joyfulgirl..I know what you're saying I was just trying to say that to vote solely on other things, if that's what is happening on that show, is wrong.

For me the blend starts w/ the voice, that's all Everyone has his/her own opinion on it, and that's great
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Well I heard on the radio this morning this theory that perhaps John Stevens will go on to win it all so that enough people will complain and American Idol won't go on anymore and they won't invest all that money

I don't think it's racism either.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:02 PM   #26
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Guess the Racists Bastards lost!
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Speaking of racists

apparently "whites suck at everything they do"


http://post.news.messages.yahoo.com/...eNbm6xcmxpnQ--

Nlote: this is a fast moving message board and by the time you read this the crap I was talking about may be pushed off the page. It was all so unecessary and sad.
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Message boards like those bring out the worst in everyone.
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forget racism... that's just stupid.

there is a much bigger issue that american idol has brought up... an issue that is both sad and disturbing.

that issue is this... more people voted for the american idol finals than will vote for president come election day.
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that issue is this... more people voted for the american idol finals than will vote for president come election day.
More people voted for Pop Idol (the British version of American Idol) than voted in our last general election too.
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