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Hollywood shock: Insider says “American Idol” is fixed - names "winners"
IHateTheMedia.com ^ | 03/18/09

Posted on 03/18/2009 6:15:31 AM PDT by slomark

Say it ain’t true, Paula.

One cog in American Idol’s production machine says the show is completely fixed and that producers have already chosen the final four competitors.

According to an unnamed female production staffer, Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, ...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: americanidol; fixed; voting
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I don't think I buy it.
1 posted on 03/18/2009 6:15:31 AM PDT by slomark
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To: slomark

Well, the enemedia managed to fix the last presidential contest. Sarah Palin was the only wild card. Why else did they have a major hissy fit when she was introduced?


2 posted on 03/18/2009 6:17:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: slomark

Sounds like a disgruntled production staff member to me.

If this show is fixed, we would have heard about it a LONG time ago. The production staff is too big for everyone to keep their mouths shut.


3 posted on 03/18/2009 6:18:15 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: slomark

Why does it matter if it is fixed? It is just a TV show!


4 posted on 03/18/2009 6:20:13 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: slomark

Gee, the 4 consistently best singers. Imagine that.


5 posted on 03/18/2009 6:22:26 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: slomark

Those are probably the 4 I’d pick, at this point to “stay in”...but that doesn’t mean it’s fixed.

Danny has a story and can sing (wife died...he’s also the worship leader at a church), Alexis is cute don’t know if I think she’s a standout, Lil is a wife and mom, the only one I don’t like is the Adam kid...yuck, and what he did to Ring of Fire last night was disgusting.


6 posted on 03/18/2009 6:25:14 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: slomark
All you have to do is watch last nights show. The judges try and manipulate the voting audience. Adam is by far the most talented person on that show. It is like a man playing with boys. Anyone with a ounce of musical knowledge will tell you the same.
7 posted on 03/18/2009 6:26:32 AM PDT by JohnRam
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To: slomark
I have always seen the 'producer's hand' in AI. It was glaringly obvious in the race/gender mix of winners in the first years (especially the Studdard sham).

AI is a powerful, revenue-rich franchise. They will not dilute their demographics by eliminating any substantial segment too soon. This is why Lil is safe for the next six-eight weeks.

For the same reason Lambert will not win. He is a screamingly in your face pseudo-tranny with broad-base career-ending pics all over the place. The AI producers will not allow him to represent the franchise.

8 posted on 03/18/2009 6:32:11 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: slomark

Last night’s show was a good one. Randy Travis was mortified with the flamer Adam what’s-her/his-name sang Johnny Cash with a “Middle Eastern flair”. It was horrible, disrespectful to Johnny Cash. Truly disgusting.

Randy Travis was also a little freaked out by the flamer Adam what’s-her/his-name’s finger nail polish.


9 posted on 03/18/2009 6:32:26 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: submarinerswife

I saw that little twerp.

I am a HUGE Cash fan and can belt out his songs with the best of them.

Frankly, Adam Lambert should be JAILED for what he did to “Ring of Fire”.

I’m not even kidding.


10 posted on 03/18/2009 6:36:01 AM PDT by Constitution Day ('Cause this is nothing like we'd ever dreamt / Tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt)
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To: slomark

I guess they really do want to distract the American people from the already failed policies of “the Bomma”.


11 posted on 03/18/2009 6:37:01 AM PDT by fortunate sun (Undermine Obama with every thought, word and deed.)
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To: slomark

Is American Idol the show where the Brit insults people who would be booed off a karaoke stage? Fun show until he runs out of people to insult.


12 posted on 03/18/2009 6:38:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: removing the speed limit on the Road to Serfdom)
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To: dawn53

Those are probably the 4 I’d pick, at this point to “stay in”...but that doesn’t mean it’s fixed.

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I’m with you although I do really like Meghan Joy (sp?). Someone called me last night and I was half listening to Idol when suddenly I heard Adam come on ~ OMG. TV got my full attention during that disaster.

I could not believe it and while I’m not a Cash fun that was just awful. I can’t even think of a word....it was that bad. Of course Adam’s fan base which I’m sure is huge already (lots of ppl not previously represented on the show probably love Adam) will vote him through. I was actually thinking we might hear of an earthquake where Johnny Cash was buried ~ it would have been him spinning in his grave with anger!


13 posted on 03/18/2009 6:40:56 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: JohnRam
Adam can sing, but his musical sense matches his fashion sense. Last night's performance was cringe inducing garbage, and it was par for his course. The judges, including Simon were way too kind.

He'll be gone soon, unless the show really is fixed. Only a few homosexual fans will want to perpetuate the embarrassment of his participation.

14 posted on 03/18/2009 6:41:26 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Is anyone else missing Fred Thompson about now?)
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To: JohnRam

Absolutely, regardless of what kind of strange person Adam may or may not be, he is in a class of his own. He’s incredible and could be thrown on tour immediately.


15 posted on 03/18/2009 6:42:07 AM PDT by slomark (www.IHateThemedia.com)
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To: slomark

I wouldn’t doubt it, I don’t regular watch the show, but when I have it was blindingly obvious who was going to be the winners, and it had nothing to do with talent or anything else. It was always very clear who the scriptwriters were going to have as the winners.


16 posted on 03/18/2009 6:43:31 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Constitution Day

Last night I made the mistake of searching Adam Lambert google images.

(((((shudder)))))


17 posted on 03/18/2009 6:46:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: fluffdaddy

Wanna bet? He will be there till the end. Unlike you most Americans judge on talent, not sexuality. Anyone that can’t see he is by far the most talented needs to watch another show.


18 posted on 03/18/2009 6:47:59 AM PDT by JohnRam
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To: slomark
“American Idol” is fixed - names "winners"

"Shocked...just shocked!"

19 posted on 03/18/2009 6:50:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: slomark
We knew this thing was fixed a couple years ago when Sanjaya didn’t win. C’mon, that guy was a major talent.

Lol, now I know they're joking.

20 posted on 03/18/2009 6:50:09 AM PDT by bgill
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To: maggief

Just ick ALERT!

Adam Lambert - Ring of Fire - American Idol (Bad audio, not that it matters.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrh7SU36RzA&feature=related


21 posted on 03/18/2009 6:50:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: slomark
Can't be fixed.

Otherwise it would be front page news on a reliable news publication like the National Enquirer.

22 posted on 03/18/2009 6:51:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: maggief

LOL!

I think I’ll pass.


23 posted on 03/18/2009 6:51:59 AM PDT by Constitution Day ('Cause this is nothing like we'd ever dreamt / Tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt)
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To: slomark
Yep, he'd be big on a tour of all the tranny bars and female impersonation venues in the US. He's got a niche, but he can never go mainstream.

Adam gets critical acclaim just as Brokeback Mountain did — by appealing to the homophilia of the cultural elites. But the cultural elites are leading where very few people want to follow.

For AI purposes, he's toast. If he hangs around stinking the joint up it is because the story is right and the game is rigged.

24 posted on 03/18/2009 6:53:30 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Is anyone else missing Fred Thompson about now?)
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To: dawn53
only one I don’t like is the Adam kid...yuck, and what he did to Ring of Fire last night was disgusting.

Didn't know the guys' name but was flipping through the channels and heard The Ring of Fire. That was definitely weird. I kinda like where he was going with it, but he was awful. Screeched like a banshee at one point so high it scared the dog.

25 posted on 03/18/2009 6:54:30 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Constitution Day

Adam Lambert should be JAILED for what he did to “Ring of Fire”.
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LOL


26 posted on 03/18/2009 6:56:14 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Constitution Day
I don't watch AI, but I just checked out the Ring of Fire cover. I'm a Johnny Cash fan, and a musician. I own two telecasters. Love twang. Love Willie, Waylon, Hank, Possum, etc. And I am definitely not a fan of the gay emo style this Adam guy is selling.

All that said, I don't see anything wrong with the cover. In reality, the best way to do a cover is to change the song, present it in a brand new way (like Van Halen's version of "You Really Got Me). It's much riskier and more creative than simply re-doing the original version. His emo ring of fire is not my cup of tea, but it's a reasonable attempt. Nothing wrong with repackaging a song in your own style. It's better than aping the original.

27 posted on 03/18/2009 6:58:01 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: Tennessee Nana

It was a crime against humanity!


28 posted on 03/18/2009 6:58:43 AM PDT by Constitution Day ('Cause this is nothing like we'd ever dreamt / Tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt)
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To: JohnRam

Painting your fingernails black and howling like a wounded animal does not make you talented. It makes you a freak. Freaks have trouble appealing to a mass audience, and Adam isn’t likely to prove an exception to the rule.


29 posted on 03/18/2009 7:00:20 AM PDT by fluffdaddy (Is anyone else missing Fred Thompson about now?)
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To: Huck

A couple years ago, Chris Doughtry did a version of “I’ll walk the line on AI that was arranged by one of my favorite bands called Live. It was great to say the least, very respectful very NICE.

I absolutely LOVED it, still do, have it on CD.


30 posted on 03/18/2009 7:17:22 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: Huck

I can see your point, I guess, particularly with respect to being innovative. To each their own, I suppose!

This guy and his style just REALLY turn me off.

To be honest, I don’t watch AI either.

I only saw this because my girlfriend knows what a big Cash fan I am. It so happened that the other tuner on my TiVo was still tuned to Fox and I switched it over to rewind it and watch it.

Ugh!


31 posted on 03/18/2009 7:21:51 AM PDT by Constitution Day ('Cause this is nothing like we'd ever dreamt / Tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt)
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To: Constitution Day

I hear ya. He’s not my cup of tea either. But he’s not supposed to be. He’s obviously geared towards teenage girls. And since they have no taste in music, voila.


32 posted on 03/18/2009 7:24:26 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: fluffdaddy

LOL Well I have one suggestion for you. Start watching Dancing with the Stars. The rest of the AI season is going to be very depressing for you. You see the rest of the country is in 2009 and see the actual talent. Adam will win this with ease. I hear there are a couple of “straight” dancers on the other show.


33 posted on 03/18/2009 7:31:47 AM PDT by JohnRam
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If it were solely a question of talent and skill, I agree Adam would win. What he did last night was weird, but it took an incredible amount of skill.

But it isn’t just a question of talent and skill.

Do you really think the country will vote for such a flamer?


34 posted on 03/18/2009 7:35:41 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: JohnRam

I have not watched last nights performance yet but Adam’s voice is ridiculously good. First person I’ve heard in a long time with a range on par with Freddie Mercury, Steve Perry and Jeff Buckley.


35 posted on 03/18/2009 7:38:10 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: fluffdaddy

Freddie Mercury was an absolute freak but Queen was a fairly decent band who had a hit song or 20...


36 posted on 03/18/2009 7:39:24 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: lady lawyer

Well, I would hope so? I am not gay nor do I have any gay friends. But I love talent. That is why I watch the show. I would hope we as a country are at the stage where we vote on talent and not who a person is in love with.

Adam a freak? Sure

Would I want someone that looks like him dating either of my daughters? Hell no!

Can he sing and is he by far the most talented person on that stage? Not even close.

But then again the country did vote for Reuben over Clay. Lets compare how their careers are going.


37 posted on 03/18/2009 7:47:02 AM PDT by JohnRam
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To: submarinerswife
Although Cash was the most popular singer of “Ring of Fire”, the song was written by his wife June Carter. I imagine a former gospel singer falling in love with a guy like Johnny Cash would be like falling into a Hell.

Ring of Fire

Love is a burning thing
and it makes a firery ring
bound by wild desire
I fell in to a ring of fire...

I fell in to a burning ring of fire
I went down,down,down
and the flames went higher.
And it burns,burns,burns
the ring of fire
the ring of fire.

The taste of love is sweet
when hearts like our’s meet
I fell for you like a child
oh, but the fire went wild..

I fell in to a burning ring of fire..

38 posted on 03/18/2009 7:53:34 AM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: allmendream

I always thought that the song was about his drug addiction.


39 posted on 03/18/2009 8:20:13 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: submarinerswife

Nope, the song “Ring of Fire” is about Johnny Cash’s wife June Carter falling in love with him, he being a low life sinner drug addict and all, that poor little gospel singer was convinced she was going to hell for it.


40 posted on 03/18/2009 8:23:45 AM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: slomark
Modern-day bread and circuses are rigged?! Who could have expected such a shocking turn?!
41 posted on 03/18/2009 8:27:48 AM PDT by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: Constitution Day

What was that “Ring of Fire” version? Johnny Cash must be spinning in his grave. It was a strange take on a classic.
Adam has talent—he’s cute and the young girls love him. He has a place with Disney Made for TV Movie Musicals. I don’t think its fixed—all of the top 10 have talent and the show is really based on how much money they think they make off the winners with recording contracts. It’s capitalism more than anything else.


42 posted on 03/18/2009 8:34:55 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: allmendream

As it turned out, she was his saving grace. The strength she had was more than I could ever muster. God blessed him.


43 posted on 03/18/2009 8:56:02 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Grab your barf bag. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrh7SU36RzA&feature=related


44 posted on 03/18/2009 9:00:18 AM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: submarinerswife

God can bestow no greater blessing upon a man than to send him a strong and righteous wife.


45 posted on 03/18/2009 9:03:43 AM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: RikaStrom

for home


46 posted on 03/18/2009 9:20:49 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Bitter? Who me? Nah, I'm just clinging to my guns!)
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To: slomark

If the show is fixed, I doubt Paula knows anything about it.


47 posted on 03/18/2009 9:23:56 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: slomark

Well, Alexis is at the bottom of the DialIdol rankings this week. It will be interesting to see if she gets booted but is saved by the judges. I don’t think DialIdol got it exactly right last week though.


48 posted on 03/18/2009 12:57:12 PM PDT by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012)
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To: slomark

Everybody that gets to Hollywood signs a record contract with Sony/BMG, any of them that shows enough potential audience will get to record an album regardless of the results of the show (remember season 2). There’s no reason to “fix” it, the show is a self profitable way to find and advertise talent, the “contest” is just window dressing for A&R and advertising.


49 posted on 03/18/2009 1:02:13 PM PDT by razorboy
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To: nufsed
If the show is fixed, I doubt Paula knows anything about it.

Paula has a hard time remembering her name.

50 posted on 03/18/2009 4:37:44 PM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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