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Old 04-27-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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American Idol voting is Racist...

so says elton john
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Tell Ruben that....
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on what grounds?
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the fact that the three lowest vote totals were the three more talented african american singers
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Well if you can't believe in American Idol, really, what can you believe in?
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Wednesday April 28, 04:18 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - British Rock star Elton John, a guest judge this month on the U.S. talent hunt TV series "American Idol," said on Tuesday that he found the voting by the national viewing audience "incredibly racist."

John, who heard the wannabe pop stars perform his songs during an appearance on the FOX TV show, added his voice to a chorus of dissent that followed last week's shock exit of black vocalist Jennifer Hudson, considered one of the top talents among those vying for a recording contract.

"The three people I was really impressed with, and they just happened to be black, young female singers, and they all seem to be landing in the bottom three," said John, commenting on the tally in which the lowest vote-getter is eliminated.[/Q]

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Well if you can't believe in American Idol, really, what can you believe in?
michael moore? george bush?
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I love Elton John.

Yes, I have diverse taste in music. So what?
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Well, I have no idea why that kid John, a talentless hack extraordinaire is still there. It baffles the mind.

But I don't think there is racism involved. I just think that the three girls were splitting the votes - that is, the demographic which enjoys the singing style (belting diva) probably could find something to like in all of them, and therefore they'd either split votes or assume they are safe since they are the best the show's got.
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I admit it was an upset, but there are a lot of factors that go into this. What else was on TV that night, what's the demographic watching, do they split the vote, how many hometown supporters does everyone have...let's face it, it's not solely based on talent.

What pisses me off that the only one representing the pale white red headed population of this world(which I happen to fall into) sucks.
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I love Elton John too....saqw Billy Joel and Elton two years ago with my bride.....

What does that have to do with anything?


Anitram....awesome take on it.
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michael moore? george bush?
I wouldn't trust either of them.

Moore would make a lousy president.

Bush would make a lousy film maker.

I am sure the are both lousy singers and would never win American Idol.
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What pisses me off that the only one representing the pale white red headed population of this world(which I happen to fall into) sucks.

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I wouldn't trust either of them.

Moore would make a lousy president.

Bush would make a lousy film maker.

I am sure the are both lousy singers and would never win American Idol.
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