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American Idol Vote Scam: How an Inherently Unfair Voting System Allowed Corporate Sponsors and State Pride to Steal Adam Lambert's Win and what American Idol can do to save the show. Paperback – February 8, 1951

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Kerry Kolsch is a lawyer, photographer and writer. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida International University and Juris Doctor degree from Nova Law School.
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  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 8, 1951)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452860378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452860374
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,759,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 39 people found the following review helpful By et on May 24, 2010
I must confess, I do not know. Even though I somehow made it past the chapter-length title with odd random capitalization, I had trouble getting past the notion that someone is so obsessed with a TV show that they are writing lengthy tomes about it a year later. I'm glad to read, though, that Ms. Kolsch doesn't want to take the title away from Kris Allen. AND she wants to help Idol save the show? Truly a charitable person at heart, isn't she? Though the cover art needs some work. If nothing else, maybe a little glitter?
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By N. on June 21, 2010
It is always amusing to see how completely normal people lose their common sense when it comes to American Idol...
The author here tries to find explanations for Adam Lambert surprisingly losing the title to Chris Allen last year after dominating the competition during the whole season: A voting scam? Or maybe bigots who didn't want an openly gay man grabbing the title are to blame?

What the author doesn't grasp though is the simple fact that American Idol has never been about the music or about talent: American Idol is a reality TV popularity contest desinged to sway people into using their phone to vote as many times as possible, nothing more.

Yes, Adam Lambert is a massively talented singer and performer whith a an outsized voice and personality who made Season 8 of American Idol look like a one-man-show. A radio show host called seasoned stage performer Adam Lambert entering American Idol "Like making Michael Phelps compete in a kiddie pool" which perfectly sums up how many viewers felt about season 8.

But once again, it's not the judges and experts who decide.
American Idol is about ratings and money (just like any other TV show) and what goes on behind closed doors is anyone's guess.
Viewers who lose sight of this and even for a second believe American Idol is a "real contest" are simply deluded.

Ironically the only person involved who didn't care about all this drama is Adam Lambert himself.
He's said again and again that winning the title is not important. And why should it be?
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15 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Janet E. Jorgensen on June 27, 2010
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I gave this book 5 stars because it is important that someone is talking about the ridiculous voting methods allowed on American Idol. DWTS has a very fair voting method, allowing only so many votes per telephone. This scam carried out in Arkansas was shameful and immoral. I hope they are all happy that they have put Kris in a horrible position. He will be the least favorite American Idol ever, except in Arkansas. What a wonderful legacy for him. He was a so-so contestant on the show, and is struggling now, singing in half-full, very small venues and opening for other singers. I'm glad I don't live in Arkansas, and now I will never go there again. What pitiful people. Adam is doing wonderful, selling out every venue on his tour and getting glowing reviews everywhere. People all over the world love him and he will be the biggest star since Elvis.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joan E. Lantis on August 4, 2010
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i am a huge adam lambert fan and had been an american idol fan up until adam lost. the show lost all credibilty with me and i"m sure with others as well. it isn't surprising that the show is struggling. why waste time and invest your emotional energy getting wrapped up in a program you know is rigged? for kris to win over adam is ubsurdity at its best. congratulations at&t and cheaters of arkansas, you stole a win from a once in a lifetime talent, lost your own reputation and probably destroyed a phenomenal competition/program. good job. by the way, i am a conservative christian women, 48 years old, mother and wife, i consider myself lucky and blessed to have witnessed the amazing talent of adam lambert. i wish him nothing but love and success both in his career and life.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By queenrosered on December 26, 2010
The author went above and beyond the call of duty! Since when does TRUTH not matter? To the people who continue to try to DENY the incontrovertible..in what Universe does the taint of any election not matter?
Did it "matter" who REALLY won the Presidential election in Florida in 2000? Would our world now be a vastly different place if Al Gore had been President for the eight years that "W" had to totally screw up everything??
The reviewers that got this right understood the basic principles of "fair" "right" and "legitimate"
All one has to do if they doubt the veracity of this book is look at the resulting careers of these vastly different artists. Adam Lambert had a hugely successful International headlining tour, while the so-called "winner" cannot fill 500 seats and has to open for other acts....sometimes openers themselves.
Lambert was cheated, pure and simple FACT. Most of the civilized world is still scratching their heads in amazement that such a travesty could happen in the Good Old U. S. of A. They don't get it. Now, thanks to this author and this book, they can.
If the author is fabricating the facts....then WHY hasn't she been sued? Why haven't any of the "culprits" named tried an injunction against this book? I'll tell you why. Because the FACTS are all here and are indisputable and undeniable. Period.But some people, to quote the famous line from Jack Nicholson's character in "A Few Good Men" "Can't handle the truth!"
Thank you Kerry for writing this fact-based and informative eye-opener of an expose'!
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