Skewered Voting on American Idol

Female voters may be so caught up in voting for the boys in Season 10, that they don’t realize they have sent five straight girls home. If this is true, they have skewered the vote in favor of the boy contestants.

Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina Suddeth can’t be feeling too comfortable knowing that five girls in a row have been voted off American Idol.

Ashton Jones, Karen Rodriguez, Thia Meghia, Naimi Adedapo and Pia Toscano are gone after the first five week of the competition.

My poll after Pia Toscano left the show last week, shows that after 112 votes that Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald since Langone received no votes and McDonald only one vote from the 112 votes cast. This poll is an extremely small sample but it doesn’t look good for either McDonald or Langone. McDonald should receive the Twilight vote though which could keep him out of the bottom three.

These are the latest votes in the survey as of 10:09 CDT:

Total Votes: 112
I have a feeling if American Idol would reveal the votes this season that Scotty McCreery is leading the other contestants in total votes.
My poll shows James Durbin ahead with 26 votes, with Scotty, Lauren Alaina and Haley in a three way tie for second with 20 votes each.
My prediction for bottom three tomorrow are: Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald and  Casey Abrams or Jacob Lusk.
With Pia Toscano leaving last week Haley and Lauren Alaina may be safe, but who knows after last week’s vote what will happen.
One thing for sure is that American Idol became a popularity contest last week with Pia leaving. When the most technically gifted singer is the ninth best in the voting, it tells me talent means nothing to voters.
Pia may have made a mistake singing a lesser known song, when she had many more songs to choose from. However, in the end it came down to who was the most popular.
My prediction as of today for the Season 10 American Idol is Scotty McCreery. That can change in a heartbeat though, with a bad song choice, a safe song choice, biting criticism from the judges, having some theme weeks that make it difficult for him to sing country songs.
I look for Scotty to pick up votes if Lauren Alaina leaves the show before him, since he would not have to split the country vote with her fans.
Casey Abrams, a very talented singer/musician only had 7 votes out of 128 cast which tells me he is not that popular with the voters.
The competition has reached the point where one bad performance could mean the end for a contestant. After this week there will only be four singers not in the bottom three next week.
Let us hope the streak of sending five straight girls home is over. If not, we could see the last girl sent home next week.


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.

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