American Idol has a lot of ‘splaining to do!
According to this article from the New York Times, officials from AT&T, one of the biggest and most consistent corporate sponsors of American Idol, “provided phones for free text-messaging services and lessons in casting blocks of votes at parties organized by fans of Kris Allen, the Arkansas singer who was the winner of the show last week.”
That would have been fine and dandy, except that, in the process of educating Kris Allen fans how to vote and giving them the means and opportunity to power vote, they forgot to inform the Adam Lambert fans. Update: A strong Adam Lambert fan said this was not the case – that they were knowledgeable in the power voting methodology and that, in the end, the Kris Allen camp won the battle of the power voters.
And so, a week after the Season Finale, the post-show drama continues, first with the revelation that Scott MacIntyre’s and Matt Giraud’s unexpected performance cancellation and now the voting brouhaha for the Final 2 competitors, Adam and Kris.
What next? One can only imagine!