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IDOL PRODUCER DENIES VOTE RIGGING

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has rebuffed rumors that the show rigs results in order to spark controversy and thereby boost its ratings. The rumors were rekindled last week after the elimination of Pia Toscano, who had been regarded by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite in this season’s competition. Lythgoe said last week that […]

IDOL JUDGES ASTONISHED BY ANOTHER AUDIENCE VOTE

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pia Toscano, who had been regarded by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the frontrunner in this year’s American Idol competition, was eliminated Thursday following the announcement of the audience vote. The announcement touched off boos from the studio audience and surprised comments from the judges. Idol judge Jennifer Lopez seemed particularly upset by the result, especially […]