…so called because I’m sure someone will want to break out the pitchforks after tonight’s show.
We will now see sweep across the internet a call for reforms of the American Idol voting process. Remember the outcry when Ruben landed in the bottom 3 last year? (That one time.) Or when Nikki beat out Tamyra to make it to the final three? Or even when Joshua Gracin or Carmen Rasmusen made it through any week last season?
All we heard were repeated calls for a new voting system for AI.
I think after tonight’s show, that will be the topic of the hour for the rest of the week until the next episode. I’m not saying whether it’s right or wrong, but that it will happen. As a purely academic exercise, I’d love to see how voting patterns would be affected if they didn’t give us a bottom three each week, and just told us who got the least number of votes. I bet we’d have more great singers getting voted out early that way.
I’ll do a full show recap tomorrow morning. I just wanted to get that prediction out there before it comes true in internet time.
Update: It’s already happening this morning. I turned on the radio and they DJs were just starting to discuss last night’s AI. The first thing out of their mouths was, “They need to start charging for the votes, so people don’t call in so much.” Here we go again. . .