American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe says that Pia Toscano was not getting that many votes, which would have kept her from winning Season 10 of the American Idol.
He also mentions that the judges may be given the power to select which of the bottom three singers goes home from week to week. Taking it further, that would mean that they probably would choose the American Idol from the final two on Finale Night.
It would lessen the importance of America’s vote, but it may prevent the show from becoming a popularity contest, since the judges would pick the best singer and not likely to play favorites.
If the judges had determined who went home this season, we may not have seen five girls in a row sent home.
The following poll asks the question if the judges should be given the power to select the one who goes home next season.
The next poll question asks if the total of votes for each singer should be revealed to public