Pia Toscano was the fifth straight female singer sent home, by American Idol voters in Season 10. The females outnumbered the male singers 7-6, when the field was pared down to 13 contestants.
Now the males outnumber the females 6-2, as they go into the Final 8 competition next week. It looks like Naimi Adedapo and Thia Meghia were right, when they said that the younger girls watching the show are voting for the male singers, giving them an advantage this season.
America definitely voted wrong on Wednesday night, as they sent home the wrong singer. I thought it was time for Paul McDonald or Stefano Langone to go home. It isn’t that they didn’t sing well. It is just that someone had to go home and they were the most likely to go home.
It may be time to give the judges a say, in who gets voted as the American Idol. There needs to be a combination of fan voting and judge voting, to make sure the best singer is more likely to be voted in.
The way it is now, it is more of a popularity contest than a singing contest. Nobody can tell me that Pia Toscano was the ninth best singer in this year’s competition.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see Haley Reinhart or Lauren Alaina Suddeth sent home next week, since it seems like the female voters are mostly voting for the male singers.
This is just my opinion, but I believe Scotty McCreery is the leading vote getter. The fact that Jacob Lusk was in the bottom three tells me, that unless he makes a strong comeback, he won’t be in the final two on Finale Night next month.
America got it wrong during the Wednesday night vote. We can only hope America does better next week or we may continue to send the wrong singers home week after week.
The following poll lists the remaining eight contestants giving voters a chance to vote for the best singer remaining:
(Voters can vote more than once for the best singer)