After Adam Lambert came out of the closet in Rolling Stone, photos of AMERICAN IDOL Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert on top of host, Ryan Seacrest, started showing up on the internet!

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Photo on top, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen…Photo below, Ryan Seacrest.

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“IF IT’S ON THE INTERNET, IT”S GOTTA” BE TRUE!”

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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”  http://www.popeater.com/music/article/did-atandt-push-kris-allen-over-the-top/500040

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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“AMERICAN IDOL” can sidestep sex scandals, but can they skirt the fact they get a cut from every phone call and text they receive. With over 100 million votes expected in tonight’s finale, will they step up and give at least part of their take to charity?

On Monday the international news service Reuters reported,

“American Idol” reaches its climax this week, still ruling the roost on U.S. television after eight seasons, but the battle of the songsters faces declining audiences and limits to its viewer-driven format.

The finale showdown on Tuesday pits musical theater star Adam Lambert, whom Entertainment Weekly magazine called “the most exciting ‘American Idol’ contestant in years,” against college student Kris Allen, a favorite among teenage girls…”

What started as a cheesy summer show in 2002 has mushroomed into a cultural phenomenon and an estimated $1 billion-plus brand spanning everything from ice-cream and trading cards to an attraction at Walt Disney World Resort.

“As a reality show, it’s unique in that regard,” said Brad Adgate, a vice president at advertising buyer Horizon Media.

“Idol” has partnerships with phone company AT&T for fan voting, with iTunes for contestant song downloads, and record company RCA and its sister labels, where Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and other past winners have cut albums.

But clouds are gathering on the horizon.”

DAMN STRAIGHT CLOUDS ARE GATHERING ON THE HORIZON!

My friend, Kent Kotal, wrote in the Latest edition of Forgotten Hits,

“They are NOT toll free numbers … never have been … and I’ve been saying for YEARS now that American Idol and Fox Television are making a KILLING on these phone charges … the program generates BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR in revenue!!! At $1.99 each for text messages, kids voting a dozen times for their favorites are spending close to $25 a week … every SINGLE week … to keep their favorites in the competition. It’s unreal the amount of money being generated by this phenomenon!!!”

The American public doesn’t care about the sexual orientation or marriage status of the two incredibly talented singers Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, but America won’t tolerate being taken advantage of!

It’s no wonder that Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul will be leaving the show when their contracts are up!

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FOR MORE DISCOVERIES AND REVELATIONS ABOUT “AMERICAN IDOL”

“AMERICAN IDOL” VOTING SCANDAL HEATS UP! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/the-new-american-idol-voting-scandal-heats-up/

NEW VOTING SCANDAL THREATENS ”AMERICAN IDOL” AND “DANCING WITH THE STARS”! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/exclusive-new-voting-scandal-threatens-american-idol-and-dancing-with-the-stars/

RANDY, PAULA, AND KARA PERFORM, WHILE SIMON COWELL JUDGES! https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/videos-randy-paula-and-kara-perform-while-simon-cowell-judges/

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