According to The New York Times, the voting that powered our newest American Idol, Kris Allen, to the top may have been woefully askew. Apparently, two Allen parties held on the night of the finals had a few AT&T employees in attendance. In case you forgot, AT&T is one of AI's biggest sponsors. Instead of BYOB, it was Bring Your Own Demo Phones that allow a voter to text exponentially! This "power texting" allowed for 10 votes being cast with just the touch of a button! It seems that the same was not done for Adam Lambert.
Fox has yet to comment, but I found this little statement by AT&T to be quite interesting: "In Arkansas, we were invited to attend the local watch parties organized by the community. A few local employees brought a small number of demo phones with them and provided texting tutorials to those who were interested."
Hmmm . . . something stinks in Arkansas.
What do you all think of this Idol scandal? Now that I'm finally getting content (and even slightly happy with Adam's second place finish), they spring this on me. Ay-yi-yi! Will it ever end? And will we be seeing Kris' "O" face for the fourteenth-millionth time when he is dethroned? Nah, that will never happen. But it should be quite interesting to see what transpires next.