American Idol Finale Experience

by Carol H. (Fan Group Leader)

It was SO GREAT! Really a surreal night. I went up with Nancy and Damian. He’s bringing his giant 20′ sign that he got Adam to sign last week. They’re really looking forward to the party. I called Tommy (94.1) about 8:30 AM, just before they talked on-air to Carly Smithson about the Copley party tonight and her Idol experience last night. She raved on-air about how superior Adam is! I talked to her last night about her coming over to our party tonight after she’s done at the Copley. Don’t know if she will (probably not!) but she kept saying we should come earlier to the Copley. (Nah, don’t think so!) But, I talked to Tommy this morning about plugging our party on air with Jeff and Jer, and he said he couldn’t promise, but if I did get on-air, to not talk about it like it was a fund-raiser (WHAT?????) but to just be talking excitedly. I’ve written it up so I’m prepared with what to say. Basically a ditto of what Walter said.
***Tommy just called – really apologetic – couldn’t get it on the air, but asked for all the details and will have other DJs plug it today.

I NEVER thought I’d EVER be there, especially for the finale show!!!! We got in line at about 9 AM, just hoping to get tickets to the rehearsal, and ended up immediately getting tickets to the performance finale show!! A girl in line had 2 tickets for friends that couldn’t make it. You’re emailed that morning, have to respond within an hour, and then be able to go at last-minute’s notice! After waiting in line until about 11:30 we finally got our hard tickets. We could leave then, just had to be back to make the 4:30 PM door closing getting into the Nokia. So we spent the rest of the time at the Nokia/LA Live Center. I’m not really sure what the true name is – “Something” Live Center.”

The Nokia Theatre, Staples Center and LA Convention Center all triangle each other on 3 corners. The ESPN News Sports Restaurant is across the courtyard from the Nokia, and they had all the TV Guide Channel and Idol booths in between. We ate at the ESPN in their patio seating, looking right at the courtyard booths. I saw Nigel Lythgoe just walking in to the center next to the patio seating talking to some fans, signing some autographs, etc. I went up to him for an autograph, but he didn’t have any more time – had to get somewhere. One of the canopied booths was for the past Idol stars to sign autographs/pix pose at. They had a computer (AT&T sponsor) to register your name and number on to win a million dollars in that booth. They had long tables lining the back wall, and a bunch of the past Idol stars were sitting at them. The first star (Bo Bice when I was there) had a stack of slick cardboard stationery sheets and they all had Sharpies. I got a lot autographs and spoke to all them – basic fan adoration chit chat. I said how great I thought it was for them to give their time for this (I know, basic suck-up but I wanted them to feel good!). I did ask some of them who they liked, and did they vote, and Carly Smithson was such a strong Adam lover and voter! Everyone said they were for Adam! I managed to time it perfectly, when it was close to shutting it down, so there weren’t many people begging for their time. There were still a lot of people lined up to get in, but they weren’t being let in, so I had extended time. I saw/got autographs from: Bo Bice (I told him I loved seeing him at the SD County Fair and he said he loved San Diego, and loves some restaurant that I didn’t recognize! Also, Blake Lewis, Chiquese, Carly Smithson, Parris Bennett, Kimberly Locke, Syesha Mercado, Lakeisha ???, Vonzell Solomon(?), Hayley Spenato (?) and Melinda Doolittle. On the autograph sheets, you can’t tell which some of the signatures are. It would probably be a fun drinking game!

Now I know what those TV Guide Channel 99 Idol shows are like to be at. Justin Guarini looked handsome and Kimberly Caldwell was really pretty. They were doing different interviews with past IDOL contestants. We could stand right along the partition, 2 feet away from where they were talking. Because we were told in advance we couldn’t bring camera in to the performance, I didn’t even bring mine. I had no idea what to expect. I got Justin Guarini’s autograph at this location, after leaving the autograph booth. I did get cell phone camera pictures of most of the stars.

In the Nokia Theater, the rows were A-Z then started on AA, BB, CC, etc. We were in KK, about 5 rows from the back. and on the extreme left side, looking at the stage. But it was still close enough. Both Nancy and I had binoculars, so no problems.

I loved, loved, loved Mad World! His voice sounded so pure in the theater. We thought he was GREAT! He looked so great in the long coat. But for some stupid reason, Simon was hearing something different and chose not to compliment/rave about his PURE voice last night, which is what the contest is about, and instead flipped out about the coat and fog. Simon – you’re so inappropriate! Adam’s eyes glistened on the good and bad comments from the judges. You could clearly see this on the big screen. He was really emotionally effected. Adam’s voice sounded so pure and ethereal. Kris’ Ain’t No Sunshine was really good but not so much better to “win the first round!” It’s hard to compare Adam to Kris because they’re such different artists. Like apples and oranges.

We all heard it. Adam wasn’t as strong as his usual self on Kara’s song – the song stunk for both of them, but they really should have been harsher on Kris. He is not professionally able to carry off entertaining an audience by himself on more than 1 song. He’s boring! And his voice could not hold up for 3 songs. Instead, they acknowledged the poor performance by saying “judge the whole season.” Well how about Adam – he RULED the whole season. No one could touch his voice quality. At least Simon did say they “had found a WORLD star.”

Comments

  1. sounds like a TON of fun! I would’ve loved to be there
    I would live to be there TONIGHT as well!!! I’m so nervous for Adam
    I hope America doesn’t let him down. 🙂
    Can’t wait for the performances either. hehe.

  2. AdamAddict says:

    I remembered I watched “World Idol” once. This guy with,…hmm how I’m going to put this,not pretty, won! I can’t remember he from where. Is it possible there will be another “world Idol” again?
    If there is,Adam better win because if they sending Kris…hmm how I’m going to put this,not winning??!! Just saying because to me Adam is World Idol!

    • Leah Marie says:

      What is this World Idol?….never heard of it!

      • Yes, there was World Idol competition. The winner was Kurt Nielsen, I can’t remember from which country, Sweden, Norway or Denmark, one of those Scandinavian countries. He was easily the best in the competition.

        If I remember correctly he was performing the last. The audience response was much like what happened with Susan Boyle of Britain Got Talent. He’s so ugly and from a country with small population, so naturally people underestimated him.
        But when he started singing ‘WOW !!!!!” everybody fell in love with his voice. I still remember Simon comment abt him : You look like a hobbit but you have a voice of an angel.
        Adam’s voice is not as beautiful as Kurt’s. But if we talk abt vocal technical ability, I’m sure Adam would win hands down against Kurt.

  3. I hope one day I’ll be able to see Adam live on stage too here in Europe. 🙂 I already think it’s amazing to see him on TV…and live must be even more impressive! I think too that Kris might have a good voice but not a fantastic one and he’s kinda nice in a boring way. Adam is clearly the one to win!!! Loved Adam’s performances again. But the winner song should/could be better!! I wan’t a rough rock song please! ;-D

  4. Leah Marie says:

    THANK YOU for that experience….now we have a taste of what his concerts will be like!

    OMG!!!!! I was amazed at how one-sided the whole night was from a vocal standpoint!!!! I am so sick of those “too over the top” comments from judges….our boy’s tryin to win a competition for Chris’ sake!!!! Just listen to the studio versions of his songs and you will see what his albums will REALLY be like (more controlled and absolutely AMAZING)!!

    I tried to vote constantly for all four hours….the first 2 hours I was hit with “all circuits are temporarily busy” ( I am in AR – right in the middle of Allen territory so they must have been blowing up the cellular towers). Then after those LITTLE ALLEN FAN CHILDREN went to bed I started to get through and VOTED MY ASS OFF UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE!!!!!! I kept on seeing that early on while chatting here that Kris was ahead by 1% but I wasn’t too worried cause Lambert territory people hadn’t started voting yet in CA at that point! At about 10:00 here I started getting busy signals and knew that the West coast (Lambert territory) started voting!

    I will hold my breath tonight watching the show & pray our Adam made it!!! Even if he doesn’t I know Adam WILL BE AN INTERNATIONAL ICON while Kris will do the county fair circuit throughout the midwest!!!!!!

    THANK YOU AGAIN DREAMSOUND FOR THIS AWESOME SITE AND KEEP IT UP SO WE CAN ALL SEE OUR BOY’S CAREER EXPLODE! BLESS YOU ALL!

    • wow! yes!!! so california hadnt started voting vet wen kris was up by 1%?! SWEET!!!!! well we’ll c what happened 2nite!! great site!!! 😀

      • Doris Garnier says:

        By looking at the last show of American Idol I am sick to my stomach of the prejudicies the show has become. This a talent show of who is about who is the best singer not anyone’s personal life. Still I am not certain of Adam’s life style, but that does not matter, I listen at his pure voice and I knew that he was the best ever on American Idol. He did as was requested of him – he made the songs he sang his own. I don’t think that the selections should be left up to the public anymore. Another selected group of judges should be held for the final. There so many stars who has come out the closet and guess what I don’t see anyone bashing them. The American Idol title belongs to Adam Lambert and not Kris. Even Chris was shocked he won!

        • Talent and looks and polished class was what the issues, he had all the above.

  5. Milwadamfan says:

    Carol, wow! What a once-in-a-lifetime experience! What I wouldn’t have given to be there. On the small screen Adam did look fantastic, and his voice sounded great. I didn’t get Randy’s “pitchy” comment. I have nothing against Kris – he seems like a nice guy, and I’m glad he and Adam are friends – but by his final number his voice did sound awful. As was typical with the judges this season, they didn’t call him on it. He doesn’t have any power in his voice for “big” songs, and he can’t hit high notes. He’s OK with soft, mellow songs, but can’t touch Adam vocally.

    I can’t wait to see the AI show here on August 28th!

  6. Gioconda says:

    I love you guys,,,I’ll miss you ,,,I hope we had accomplished our mission last night ,and we can celebrate tonight ….Adam couldn’t wish for better fans,,,,, a big round of applause for all of you !!!
    Gioconda

  7. I LOVE ADAM LAMBERT. I WANT HIM TO BE THE AMERICAN IDOL. BUT AFTER ALL THESE, MY IPOD, MY STEREO , AND MY RADIO WILL BE TUNING ON KKKKKRRRRRRAAAAADDDDDAAAAMM !!!!!!

  8. wish i lived in LA…

  9. adamlambertluver says:

    Adam i love u. you are the idol no matter what happens. i will cry if u lose and i will cry if u win. you are the winner in millions of peoples eyes. u rock dont forget it.

  10. GREAT reading first hand about last evening. Was in the chat here for East Coast Voting. Was on GIZOM ( as instructed, paid my $4.00 for East Coast Caler Id ). GIZMO – MELTED -it FROZE big time. Only got tru about 10 times in over 2 hours. But hey-I’m n Cali and that’s 10 EXTRA votes for Adam that he wouldn’t have had from me. When voting opened up in Cali-all lines for Adam were buisy for most of the first 30-45 minutes. Then the waves parted and it was clear . Had my land line and cell on redial and figure I averaged about 4- 6 votes per minute for almost 3 hours- I’d guess about 900 votes for THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL -ADAM LAMBERRRRRT . Thanks for all the technical info and support. This is a great group.

    A Citizen of Adams Mad World

  11. lmbtfan says:

    I am an international fan. Managed to vote 10x within 2 hours. I wish I could vote more, but Gizmo froze big time, During two hours I had to close it and open it again numerous times. But didn’t give up till last minute. Well,,, any vote count, right?. 1If each international fan managed to do 10 votes and there are 100 of us, that would be 1000 interntaional fans votes. I hope Adam wins.

  12. AdamAddict says:

    FUUUCCCCCCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND FUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKK AGAIN!!!
    HE LOST HE LOST GUYS! I CAN’T CALM MYSELF DOWN. FUCK!FUCK!FUCK! THERE TAKE IT 3TIMES.

    SOMEHOW I KNOW THIS WILL HAPPEN. IT’S IMPOSIBBLE FOR US TO BEAT KRIS AND DANNY’S VOTERS ALTOGETHER. I CAN GUARANTEE IF ADAM VS DANNY IN FINALE,ADAM WILL WIN THIS!

    WHOEVER VOTE 4 KRIS,I WON’T BLAME OR GET MAD AT THEM BUT 4 THOSE WHO VOTED KRIS JUST BECAUSE DON’T WANT TO SEE ADAM WIN,I CURSE YOU ALL!!!! I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EVIL LIKE SATAN IN THIS WORLD. FUCK YOU ALL!

    THIS IS NOT HAPPENING! I’M SO PISSED,MY DAD CAME TO ME AND ASKED WHAT HAPPENED AND WAS LIKE “BLA BLA BLA NONSTOP”

    ADAM IS THE WINNER IN MY HEART.PERIOD!IT’S TOO OBVIOUS HE SHOULD WIN. KRIS IS NOT BETTER THAN ADAM! NO WAY!!I DON’T BLAME KRIS,HE DOESN’T HATE ADAM. I HATE THOSE ADAM’S HATERS. SCREW YOU ALL!!

    NO MATTER WHAT,I’LL SUPPORT ADAM FOREVER AND THIS IS A PROMISE. I RAN BUYING HIS CD LATER,IF CAN’T RUN BECAUSE SUPER EXCITED,I CRAWL OR ROLLING OR WHATEVER IT TAKES.

    TODAY I ANNOUNCED “FREEZEDAM” DAY TO MYSELF. EVERY YEAR THIS DAY,I’LL EAT A LOT OF ICE CREAM TO REMIND ME HOW A.I SCREWED UP BIG TIME AND IDIOTS CAN BE MORE IDIOTS!”FREEZEDAM” FREEZE+ADAM BECAUSE MY BRAIN FREEZED FOR A MINUTES THINKING BACK WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPEN. YUP, I’M GOING TO EAT A GALLON OF ICE CREAM BECAUSE ICE CREAM CAN CHEER ADAM SO MAYBE CAN CHEER ME TOO.AAARGGH!!!

    • AdamAddict says:

      DEAR ADAM,
      BEST OF LUCK,BEST WISHES TO OUR ADAM! I PRAY THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE OKAY WITH ALL THIS STUPID NONSENSE. GO EAT ICE CREAM,ADAM. AND THEN MAKE US HAPPY AGAIN.HOW? WELL VERY SIMPLE,JUST BE HAPPY 🙂
      WE DID OUR BEST VOTED 4 YOU BUT WE FAILED YOU. WHEN YOU RELEASED YOUR CD, WE GET IT AS FAST AS LIGHTING. LOVE ADAM THE MOST!!
      Man,I wish he can read this!

    • something was done to rig the votes. american idol or some jouralist will go after the truth. hopefully american idol will make it right and fix the holes in the voting next season. if not i will not watch at all.

  13. im pissed too..i cant believe it, its a joke!

    • I’m not pissed…just disappointed for Adam but in a strange way happy that he doesn’t have to sing that dorky mountain song ever again and happy that his first release will not be AI controlled!!! Still do not believe that there are that many narrow minded red necks out there but it doesn’t matter…AI introduced Adam to the world…thank you…after the AI tour, the world gets to share him without the tweeny, dorky AI and he’ll never have to worry about his concerts not selling out!!! Adam, rock on & on………………………………………

  14. tweety59 says:

    yeah me too. its so unbelievable that he lost! i used gizmo & landlines & cell phones for 7 hrs yesterday. only the gizmo calls got thru and even at that, it kept freezing so i would say i only got about 100 calls in. zilch on the phone lines-constantly busy.
    i hope our Adam knows how much he is loved all over the world by his fans and we will shower him with our love when we will buy his first CD by the masses! that is our battleplan Adamaniacs! we must try our best to go to all his concerts, download all his songs on itunes and buy his CDs to show him how much we LOVE him. To us, he is our WORLD IDOL 2009!!

  15. Deborah says:

    I really don’t know what happened here and I’m still in shock..yes complete shock. I’m not a teenager who sits at the pc all evening, but for some reason, I am outraged over this injustice and so far have contacted just about every blog / chat room I can and even newspapers!!!… simply to find an outlet!!!

    ADAM is the American idol in every way and he has been truly robbed of this award. I cannot watch this show again..I have lost complete faith in its authenticity; people are not stupid and when so many people all over the world are sitting there with their mouths open…well something is wrong..and this is VERY wrong. Something STINKS about this decision; Kris is a lovely guy and I’m sure we all wish him well…but really, he isn’t even CLOSE to Adam. Kris knows it, America knows it, Queen knows it, the music industry knows it……………and the WORLD knows it.

    ADAM..you will become a legend; you are already a superstar and your record sales will simply speak volumes as to just HOW much tonit STUNK!!! We are sorry Adam. I can’t wait to support you in every way I can. Deborah xxxx

    • Hello, the issue is the voting is messed up. why vote in the next seasons. the show would have to fill in the loop holes and admit the error. Find what happened and prove they fixed it for next year. yeah then i would watch again.

  16. I can’t lie. I’m really disappointed. Because I’m gay I immediately think he lost because he’s gay (or may be – who the hell cares) Anyhow I’m sick of being second – freaking always. Adam will more than likely have so many more opportunities not being bound by American Idol but I am sad because I knew he wanted to win and the other forementioned baggage adds to it. I also felt bad for his family. They have been so supportive and vested. Hell we all have been. Adam, the true professional remained so poised on stage. My heart is sad but I know he is going to be a gigantic star. I will also buy his CDs and go to his concerts. Can’t wait for it! Lots of Adam love going on here!

    • AdamAddict says:

      People keeps draging about his sexual orientation and that makes me want to puke ….on their faces! All the contenstants said Adam is a super nice guy and helped them a lot.
      And I read this comment somewhere “What Adam’s mum wearing? she looks like a hooker.Now I know where Adam get his styling from” something like that. I f I meet that son of a bitch,I’ll puke in his/her mouth,seriously! With those low IQ,why don’t whoever he/she is just kill themself. Such an asshole! Go f*** your own mum,idiot,moron stupid creature! I’m so pissed if someone bashing our Adam and now his mum?? WTF!!

  17. RadicalRich says:

    Some people are saying that since Adam didn’t win they’ll never watch Idol again. I beg to differ…(sort of)

    Many are saying because of the result that they are done with Idol. The fact is that whether Adam would have won or not there really won’t be a good reason to watch Idol any more anyway other than to catch Adam on it whenever he’s a guest star. There really won’t be the need to watch it to find another American Idol because we’ve already got all the Idol we’ll ever need for a long time— Mr. Adam Lambert.
    They may as well pack it up the show after tonight. Never mind another American Idol, we’ve got our American Icon. Adam the Icon.

    Adam is such a fine showman. He’s such a consummate gentleman and a genius. So humble and thankful and respectful he was to the other contestants, judges and the band. He was so very appreciative and complimentary to his parents, his voters and his fans. What else could you possibly need in an entertainer, or in any person for that matter–Idol, Icon or not. He is a true class-act in every sense of the word.

    And what a great ambassador he will be for the United States? He’s going to be such an inspiration to so many people with his brand of respect, humility and Americanism. He’s going to be able to span across almost every genre’ of music and appeal to more people than probably anyone else ever has. All he has to do is stay true to himself, resist the temptation to stray from the path he is presently on, and he will attain heights never before reached by any artist.

    The AI Season 9 show next year, if they are foolish enough to do it again, which it looks like they will, is going to seriously pale in comparison to this year cause it was just so unbelievably good. So absolutely entertaining because of Adam Lambert, and only because of Adam. Even his perceived minor imperfections made Adam more real and entertaining than any of the other contestants. The others were OK, but none of them seemed to come close to the concentration and determination to do well as Adam did with each and every performance.

    Just wait until all the factoids and figures come out about the number of views and listens of his various videos and songs, TV interviews and everything in between. Just wait until you see all the money he has generated for the iTunes company from the song and video downloads. Just look at all the unlicensed merchandise that’s already for sale at this point and he’s only just begun. Wait until the real ratings of his performances are tabulated and published. Just wait until the figures come out about how he single handedly brought out of the dust a new popularity for all the classic songs he performed and how much the original writers and artists and groups have gained by his exposure of them now. It’s going to be staggering the number of people who rapt everything there is and was to absorb of Adam since he started; including everything he’s done before Idol. People are going to crave for him and his talent more than a drug addict wants another fix or a drowning person wants another breath.

    Adam may even have the ability to soften a few of those hardened hearts and haters out there who might realize his gifts of kindness and respect, and how much we all could learn and benefit from the fine example he set with his performances, his character, his comments, his forthright personality and his genuinely kind hearted nature all along the way.

    It is a rare gift indeed to find such a person as Adam in these times. Let’s all use and follow his exemplary attitude of determination, respect and kindness, and witness as he embarks on a journey most of us can only dream of, but who each of us can make the best of any path we are on if we can follow his example.

    Adam is going to be just fine with the result so why can’t we. None of us need to turn into haters for any reason. Adam wouldn’t appreciate us for that.

    Kris pretty much had to win to ensure a solid career, Adam didn’t. Why don’t we just do what Adam would do: congratulate Kris, and the rest of the contestants, for a job well done, and then go on about the business of making a gazillion dollars on our own without being married to American Idol forever like Kris is now. It’s time for gratitude not attitude. It’s time to be happy and rejoice that there’s a new and exciting star to watch. It’s not time to start a resentment and hate parade against all the folks who voted against Adam for whatever misguided reasons.
    It’s time to hurry up and wait to see what Adam will come up with now. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for more.

    Rock on Mr. Lambert, Rock on!!

  18. Thomas Quinby says:

    Adam did a great job and Kris did a great job! A friend of mine that goes to school with Kris got an email from him 2 weeks ago when Danny was still on the show. Kris was asking for prayer. He said regardless of who wins, they were all going to be touring together for the year. He was asking us to pray for he and Danny as they shared their faith with Adam. He and Adam have become good freinds and he was very concerned about Adam’s spiritual condition. People all over the country are now praying for that specifically that Kris and Danny’s love and patience with Adam will help him come to Christ! Kris mentioned that Adam was “way out there” morally and that he hoped he could have a positive influence on him. Way to go Kris! He doen’t view his win as a victory but as an opportuinity to share his faith!

  19. Adamlover says:

    I join everyone Adam sad fan. I’m so dissapointed with the results. Please Adam’s fans don’t feel guilty that were not able to vote more. I voted nonstop and we still got this irrational result. I wanna think that the voting system was broken or AI already fixed the result. I don’t want to think the Americans are very close minded or not able to appreciate real talent. I feel robbed but I feel more sad because Adam was cheated big time. ADAM YOUR ABSOLUTELY AMAZING IN EVERYSINGLE WAY. I WILL FOLLOW YOU IN YOUR CAREER FOR MANY YRS TO COME. HOPE YOU’RE ABLE TO KEEP AWAY FROM AI ASAP CAUSE THAT SHOW IS NOT CREDIBLE ANYMORE.
    To Adam’s fans: Please share future Adam’s interviews in this website cause I’m done with AI and anything that is related to it.

    • AdamAddict says:

      And I wanna think it was a joke. “THE WINNER IS KRIS ALLEN…JUST JOKING,OF COURSE IT’S THE ADAM LAMBERT,DUH!”

      I feel like Adam was sebotage.If Danny’s voters didn’t vote Kris just to see Adam lost,we all are very happy now.I really think that factor is 1 of the main point that he lost. Most of Danny’s voters are Adam’s haters! If it’s fair, i can take it but (sigh) they don’t even like Kris because they too in love with their Danny.

      But I prefer Kris than Danny takes the crown from Adam BUT ADAM SHOULD WIN.HE’S WAY TOO GREAT! I don’t think Simon agree with American decision,he was sat there while other judges stood up.

      • AdamAddict says:

        “Yeah Chris won, I voted him” They surely not Kris’s fans. They don’t even know to spell their idol name? Fake!! They don’t like Kris but hate to see Adam win so they voted for “Chris” who ever that is??!!

  20. AMERICAN IDOL RIGGED! VOTES COUNTED ON DIEBOLD HARDWARE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    by Colleen Smith, staff reporter

    Election scandal has come to America’s favorite reality show. Fans have suspected that something was amiss since Ruben Studdard, and now the cat is out of the bag. The most popular singers have not been winning. The voices of voters across this great land have not been heard. Accusations of Paula Abdul having an affair with a contestant, and Simon Cowell kicking puppies are insignificant compared to this. I spoke to an insider at Diebold whom I will refer to as “Woody”. He says that the RIAA are the real snake in the grass here. The whole point of the show is to sell records, and the executives of the record labels allegedly know better than the viewing public what they can sell. They run the show behind the scenes, and contracted with Diebold to tabulate the votes as they saw fit. As Joseph Stalin said, those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.

    An independent audit was done of actual phone logs the nights of the shows. In season three, Latoya London had gotten the most calls each week, but Diebold machines declared her a loser in one of the late elimination rounds. Based on phone logs however, there is no way that Fantasia was the most popular. Leah LaBelle was also ousted before her fans stopped calling.

    Season four also showed wide discrepancies between phone logs and official tallies. Carrie Underwood should have been voted off a considerable time before the finals, yet was ultimately declared the winner in spite of Bo Bice lighting up switchboards on a consistent basis.

    I sought out comment from the first, and only confirmed legitimate winner of the contest, Kelly Clarkson. She refused to speak to me, but I cannot help but suspect she learned of this sham long before I did, and that is why she has refused to allow current contestants to perform her songs. She did not even thank the show in her acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards.

    Can season five be saved, or is another phony champion going to be pushed on America by Diebold and the RIAA? Perhaps the American people can still make a difference. Call Fox Television and let them know that you won’t stand for this. The very institution of reality television is at stake. Call them today!

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  21. Guys! we did our best yesterday. From Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil to U.K up to Malaysia, New Zeal and, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines and the rest of international fans, we all deserve to congratulate each other for the job well done. For our American colleagues, thank you so much for the encouragements. Thank you for the guidance and continue giving the spirit and energy to fight with this journey. We’ve reached this far and for me I WOULD NOT BE HYPOCRITE TO SAY THAT I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. I DO. I do not want to think as well that American viewers are not intelligent enough to appreciate real talent. I FIRMLY believe, that Adam’s career will go far than any of his contenders in this season. We did our part, lets not feel guilty about it. I know that there are still a lot of people who felt the same way as we did. And it only shows that many really believe that he deserves the title than anyone. Let’s continue to support Adam in the years to come. I know there is nothing to prove. This is the time that we have to prove to them that Adam deserves even better to be in the spotlight. And that Ada doesn’t need the title anyway for him to be called an ARTIST, a record seller performer, or a King of Concert. Since we all know that he can be what he can be. It is just starting. See ya everyone.

  22. Adamazer says:

    I was devastated. I can’t believe this. He is a winner already – a superstar. No contestant can do what Adam does. He is in the league of his one. Simon, Paula, Kara and Randy know this is the truth. Adam now doesn’t need that title. The title obviously belongs to him. AI is ridiculous. A Talent has just been killed. I strongly believe Rock God will shine.

  23. Adamazer says:

    American is blind.

  24. Toni Meurlot says:

    I attended a fan party to watch tonight’s show. I live in San Diego, and the show was later than the actual airing on the East Coast. I found out before the show began that Kris had won, and was absolutely shocked. Not sure if I will bother with AI again, since this was absolutely ridiculous. The one saving grace is that I know that Adam will go on to fill arenas worldwide, and Kris will be forgotten in two years. If the Idol people want a money machine..then they have it in Adam. He will sell more albums and fill more seats than Kris could ever hope to do.

  25. AdamAddict says:

    “American Idol” is to tiny for a big star like Adam. That’s why he lost.He’s too big,he covered people eyes. He’ll win if it’s “World Idol” or “Universe Idol” Because we all can see how bright he is!

  26. American Idol = number of blind votes
    American Idol NOT = number of votes for most talented

    • Kris won… so what! Adam was the best of the whole season and he will be a star no matter what. he will be signed immediately… that is if he is not already signed!!!
      we will buy his album and be there for him 100%
      YAY ADAM OUR TRUE IDOL!!!!!
      congratulations to kris and an even bigger congratulations to Adam!!!

  27. it was nice to *see* Megan Joy again, wasn’t so nice to hear her again… reminded me of how glad i was to see some of those “top 13” get voted off

  28. there was a fix in this voteing. someone did something and it needs to be looked at.
    Lanie

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