- 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
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- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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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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About the Author
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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Rushfield went on to say, "I was told in my research that not only did these parties not sway the vote, but that Kris Allen won by an extremely significant margin -- that it was not a close vote at all. Not only did the parties not sway it, you could have eliminated every vote cast in Kris' home state of Arkansas and he still would have won handily."
Read the Kolsch book and find out why Rushfield is either a liar or he was told lies. American Idol Vote Scam describes how it would be an impossibility that Allen could have won without the 38 million Arkansas votes that were bragged about by the governor.
The chapter on the fairness of the Idol vote takes you back to why Clay Akin lost and why the unlimited voting should be changed.
It is obvious that Adam Lambert is more popular and talented that the Season 8 "winner". American Idol will never convince anyone that Allen won fairly thanks to this book.
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?
Lambert's album is outselling winner Chris Allen's album by more than 2:1 (not counting international sales), the media goes nuts over Lambert's every move and right now he's headlining a 60+ dates tour (sold out every venue so far) while talented but low-key Allen only made headlines for releasing the lowest-selling album of all American Idol winners.
Talk about the difference between a TV show and real life...
Would I recommend this book? Nah. Watching American Idol reruns is much more fun.
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