Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Story photo: AT&T May Have Swayed Idol Outcome to Favor Kris AllenAdam Lambert and Kris Allen arrive at the American Idol Season 8 Grand Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesUs Magazine
The New York Times is reporting that American Idol's Kris Allenmay have had a little help from AT&T, one of the Fox show's biggest corporate sponsors, in winning this year.

According to the Times, AT&T provided phones for free text-messaging services at two Allen parties in Arkansas on the night of the finals. Citing sources, The Times reports that AT&T reps showed party-goers how to "power text" -- cast 10 votes at the touch of a button -- which violates show rules.

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Power texts, according to the Times, "have an exponentially greater effect on voting than do single text messages or calls to the shows toll-free phone lines." 

No similar efforts appear to have been made to provide free texting services to Adam Lambert fans.


Anonymous said...

Let me the first to say...Who the Fuck cares who wins American Idol????? NOOOOOOOOOOO One That's Who.

Anonymous said...

Really? I thought the show had like 25 million viewers?

Anonymous said...

That's really sad when you think about 25 million people with nothing to do 3 nights a week but sit at home and worry about who will win American Idol. VERY SAD.

Anonymous said...

Even the title of the show is funny!