Skip to comments.Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol,' Show Called Racist, Rigged (VIDEO)
Posted on 05/24/2012 8:19:26 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
The ever so modest Phillip Phillips won "American Idol" Wednesday night, and while some say it was well deserved others have insisted that the show is "rigged." After the Georgia hometown boy won "American Idol" Wednesday night, many came forward and insisted that that enough was enough on the singing show, which according to some is clearly "racist."
"[In the] last 3 in finals, one was black, who was the best singer, one was brown who was also great singer, one was white who was a karaoke singer; guess who won, the white one of course, when will America stop being racist?" RRedBird commented on Yahoo.
Other news publications also pointed out that Phillips is the fifth consecutive white person to win in a row. The New York Times suggested that perhaps the cause was a fault of voters.
"Mr. Phillips is the fifth fundamentally sensitive white male singer in a row to win the show, a fact probably indicative more of stagnation in the 'Idol' voting base than in a resurgent interest in tepidity," reporter Jon Caramanica wrote.
It has been pointed out however, that more often than not, those who are successful on "American Idol" are most often from the south.
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2012 is the last season I'll watch this crap.
I am proud to say that I have never watched a single episode of American Idol. Snotty judges and multiple votes by viewers turned me off.
“Racism” - still an active trump card when things don’t go your way.
I didn’t watch Idol this year, but from what I overheard when my wife watched - the “talent” this year was generally thinner. Between these two finalists, the young lady was probably more talented (and pretty as well). But we also have to remember - American Idol is determined by “votes” cast by SMS message and phone calls - by teenagers and a lot of Obama voters. So the winner is not necessarily a reflection of the most qualified or “best”... after all, the same kind of “voters” gave us BHO...
I never watched AI until I glimpsed the Phillips kid.
He deserved it.
The dude is channeling Joe Cocker and Jack the Ripper, simultaneously.
[I’d hit it]
Other news publications also pointed out that Phillips is the fifth consecutive white person to win in a row.
NEWS FLASH......Perhaps this reflects the mood of the country.
I liked the show better back when it was called “The Gong Show.”
I miss the unknown comic don’t you?
And was it just me or was Jaye P Morgan hot?!
Girls aren’t going to vote for another great girl singer when a good-looking, charming male is in the mix. Sexual attraction stole the show! These girls will be future Obama voters!
Seriously, I didn’t even AI was still on nor were the finals on last night until you posted it. I’m tired of this white liberals and their white liberal guilt, and these are the same ass clowns who don’t even have a single non-white friends in their circle.
So Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez were being racist when they gave him a standing ovation and called him Brilliant for his last song before the voting began? Just asking.
I miss Gene Gene the Dancing Machine.
I watch American Idol’s first two or three shows each season just to hear folks who think they can sing but cannot. It is fun and makes me feel a little better about myself. Once ther competition gets “serious” I seldom watch it.
“Other news publications also pointed out that Phillips is the fifth consecutive white person to win in a row.”
Well, whites dominate in engineering, the health professions, business, accounting, actuarial work and pretty much any field that requires actual challenging knowledge and rigorous licensing standards.
What do the openly racist “news publications” have to say about that?
I was a huge Aerosmith fan back in the day, but now this flaming fool creeps me out
They should do like the people in charge of undergraduate admissions at UC Berkeley—have a rule that no more than 1/3 of the winners can be non-Hispanic whites.
On the flip side, you ever notice that white women don’t win beauty pageants anymore?
Well, I’m offended by the racial mix of the contestants on The Price is Right.
I can’t help but notice that black and hispanic contestants are picked in much higher percentages than their numbers in the audience.
Asians and whites are underrepresented.
Where do I complain?
Other news publications also pointed out that Phillips is the fifth consecutive white person to win in a row.But they were all Cherokee Indians (mythically speaking).
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" was the last straw for me. Who would have thought back in 1976, the same band that did "Rocks" would wind up being such sellouts?
Did these folks have a problem with the Dancing with the Stars results? Just wonderin’
So sick of these race hustlers in the media.
I want to complain to the NBA since the last 5 MVPs have been black.
nor American women in international pageants too
© ? .. lol
As a sop to my ex girlfriend I watched the final show each season but since the relationship ended I am Idol freeeeee!
I know enough about AI to not feel sorry for those who didn’t win. Winning AI doesn’t mean you are the only one who will profit from being on the show. Each of the top 3 will do just fine (maybe even others who didn’t make the top 3), if they make wise choices. Throwing race into the mix is just plain ignorant.
African American are 12% of the population but 33% of the American Idol winners.
Winners don’t exactly have a great track record (Taylor Hicks, anyone?).
Whites are simply the majority in this country. Whites also elevated Obama to the Presidency. I see more prejudice in the people who will NEVER vote for anyone else because they refuse to vote against their race. I’m sure a lot of white people voted for Jessica too. Maybe they should give her a trophy so she doesn’t feel bad.
Pro sports are racist! Most athletes are people of color and white folk are in the minority. As for Idol, maybe they should just have this as first question on the application: Are you White? If the answer is yes, you’re automatically disqualified. That will make the racist whiners happy.
I never watch American Idol but this year hearing Jessica Sanchez sing Whitney Houstons I will always love you gave me the chills. She is pure talent. I knew she had to win.
Then I watched the show once and saw the others. Many of them had stepped it up and they were also very good. Jessica was supreme in my mind. But she could not move out of her comfort zone and I thought that might be a problem.
As second runner up she will be out there and making some money I think. One other thing she was the ONE save and if she had won I think that would have caused some problems.
Ya...I always dig the ones with the crazy eyes.
“Whites are simply the majority in this country.”
Of course. But that does not explain the full disparity in real achievement I pointed out.
Rocks was an awesome album. Yeah, that song was beyond lame.
Right. They should have gone all out and said:
Other news publications also pointed out that Phillips is the fifth consecutive white person to win in a row, back-to-back, one right after the other.
Then it would have been clear.
“On the flip side, you ever notice that white women dont win beauty pageants anymore?”
Indeed. The pageants are run by PC judges who anymore care more about pleasing their pederast homosexual friends in Hollywood than about anything regarding actual feminine beauty.
The disparity of achievement is a direct result of the democratic party stronghold on the black population. Perhaps that is why education does not occur in inner city public schools, they must keep their voter base under their thumbs and beholding to them. A little REAL education would set them free but the democratic teachers union will have none of that..
I didn’t watch a single episode of AI this year, but did watch on and off in the past. I think one thing that has hurt the black or other minority singers is that the show has featured dozens and Whitney Houston and hip hop wannabes, and assorted screamers and yellers trying show more voice than they have to show. That’s get old and less and less impressive.
And no doubt many votes are cast based on the viewers identification with the contestants, which might just mean they like a particular type music better than other types, and that might or might not correlate with their race.
Bravo! Monty Python. I have taught AP Composition for years and this is how we refer to this. I get students to be on the prowl for examples.
Sorry, no sale. The demographic of American Idol that actually votes isn’t racist. It’s sexist.
The charge some of these folks are making also applies to two of the judges. Randy Jackson and J. Lopez haven’t yet mastered the art of subtlety if they even know what it means. Both are so very blatant in their bias and cheerleading for certain contestants, so much so that I’m amazed there is not more outcry about this. If the show is “rigged”, then it may be because the so called “mentor” to the contestants, Jimmy Iovine, tries to influence fan votes through his comments about said contestants after their song selection meeting and just before they sing the live performance. Add in J. Lo’s incessant babbling on about her favorite contestant and Jackson’s same ol tired schtick (also biased), and the show becomes a display of mediocrity covered over by back-up singers, audio enhancement and props. None of the judges actually “judges” or makes constructive, helpful criticism or suggestions.
Just listened to both for the first time. Neither are up to some of the contestants from previous years, but I think Phillips should have won. To me, Sanchez has a flat, almost monotone voice most of the time, another Whitney wannabe. Phillips at least has a unique sound and some variety of tone in his voice.
Then Steve the coach picked his other losing song.
I hope they make it up to this kid.
Of the two left, they crowned the right American Idol... He was fresh and unique.
Didn’t Donald Driver, black receiver for the Green Bay Packers, just win Dancing With The Stars ?
I’m sure that the same people that watch Dancing With The Stars also watch American Idol ?
There is obviously a bias for athletes. Half of the winners of Dancing With the Stars have been athletes - 7 out of 14.
“Driver becomes the seventh athlete to win the competition and the third NFL player, following Emmitt Smith (season 3) and Hines Ward (season 12). Other athletes to win the Mirrorball Trophy are speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno (season 4), IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves (5), figure-skater Kristi Yamaguchi (6) and gymnast Shawn Johnson (8).
Other past champions include model Kelly Monaco (1), singer Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees (2), model Brooke Burke (7), singer Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls (10), actress Jennifer Gray (11) and retired U.S. soldier J.R. Martinez (13).”
I believe that's first runner-up.
Jessica is 16 years old and has amazing talent. Similarly, Josh is an exceptional singer.
But Phil Phillips was a singer of songs more to my liking. I was for him fom his first appearance and am gratified by the fact that he won.
No, I didn't cast any votes atall.
Yes, of course. First runner up. Yes, Phillips is good.