America Got it Wrong On American Idol Vote

Casey Abrams received the lowest number of votes, this week on American Idol but was saved by judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

Casey Abrams had the fewest total votes, when American Idol voters cast their votes, but was saved by the judges, who decided to save him and allow him to continue on the show.

It was a major shock when Ryan Seacrest announced, that Abrams had received fewer votes than  Stefano Langone and Thia Megia.

Then Seacrest went into his building up the drama act, twice reminded Abrams that he was singing for his life (as if he didn’t know). Seacrest likes to build up drama with the dimming of the lights, the earlier appearance that Paul or James may not be safe, while they were there only to be told by Hulk Hogan that they were safe.

Personally, I think America got the vote wrong. Stefano Langone, Thia Megia and Naimi could have been sent home and I wouldn’t have been surprised.

Abrams may not have been at the top of his game every time out, but I thought he did fine on performance night singing I Heard it Through the Grapevine.

Last night’s vote was a wakeup call, for voters to not take for granted that the better singers will always get the most votes. Now that Abrams is in danger of being eliminated, he will have to sing even better next week, or he may be one of the two eliminated next Thursday night.

We are only a couple of weeks from seeing some very good singers eliminated, so the competition will be even tougher when there are only five contestants remaining in about a month.

One surprising note is that Ashton Jones is the only wild card pick sent home after three weeks.

James Durbin continues to “blow it out of the box” every time out similar to the way Adam Lambert consistently gave strong performances, week after week two years ago. I will be surprised if he isn’t in the final two but one bad performance could derail his train to becoming the American Idol.

For more details on the elimination show last night:,,20476206,00.html


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

3 thoughts on “America Got it Wrong On American Idol Vote”

  1. It wasn’t America that got it wrong–it was American Idol that did–something is VERY wrong with their voting system–I don’t know what it is but I have thought it was rigged for years. There are just too many examples to list here for that being the case. If you are old enough to have followed it from the beginning then you know what I mean.

    1. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the voting is being rigged. None of the shows that let Americans vote never do let us know the actual totals for each voter.

      I still don’t understand why Chris Daughtry didn’t make it to the finals the year he was in it.

      He, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are the only contestants to see a lot of albums, but not sure about how well Clay Aiken sold his albums.

      Taylor Hicks, Kris Allen, Lee Dewyze and David Cook have not sold albums in the millions from what I know. This is a great group of singers but will the best singer make it to the end?

      1. The last two years I thought Adam Lambert and Crystal Bowersox would be the American Idol but both lost. I would like to know what is going on behind the scenes with the producers.

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