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While Simon Cowell salutes the American public, the runner-up Adam Lambert’s version of “No Boundaries” on ITunes, is outselling the “American Idol” winner, Kris Allen’s lackluster “Official” version, I wonder if the show’s producers have finally figured out that they put their money and power behind the wrong guy.

While the internet is buzzing with accusations of voting manipulation, telephone and text kickback scandals, “Idol” producers are “singing all the way to the bank!”

My friend, Kent Kotal, over at Forgotten Hits, just sent me this article From Pop Eater

“New evidence pin-points AT&T as the culprit behind Kris Allen’s ‘American Idol’ victory, The New York Times reports. During the final performances, the mobile company provided phones for Kris Allen fans to cast blocks of votes. There appear to have been no similar efforts to provide this service to supporters of runner-up Adam Lambert.

Last week, AT&T representatives, whose mobile phone network is the only one that can be used to cast ‘Idol’ votes, provided the free services at two parties in Arkansas after the final performance episode. During the event, the representatives provided instructions on how to send “power texts,” which send 10 or more text messages at one time. According to sources, the power texts have an “exponentially greater effect on voting than do single text messages or calls to the show’s toll-free phone lines”

For full Pop Eater article including rebuttal from AT&T, and “American Idol”

Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see any CDs from runners-up Adam Lambert or Allison until the end of the year, they’re going to squeeze every last sale from the lemon, I mean Kris Allen’s album before they put out any other “Idol” product.

And who’s the big winner at the end of the day…”American Idol”, considering they manage and own the recording rights to each one of the ten finalists! I wonder if the “Idol” lawyers had the foresight to secure the first born of each finalist in anticipation of another Billy Ray/Miley Cyrus phenomenon?

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HERE”S THE HIT VERSION OF “NO BOUNDARIES” ADAM LAMBERT, the TRUE “AMERICAN IDOL” in a better performance than anything he ever did on the show! 

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Thanks again to Kent Kotal Forgotten Hits