Monday, May 26, 2008

12 million votes...

That's a landslide. A conquest of massive proportions. Or as I called it last week: a blowout.

And yet the Duel of the Davids was supposed to be Ruben/Clay, part two, where the last two men were separated by a relative handful of votes.

What happened?

Here's an
interesting analysis that, as a charter viewer of this show, I can't disagree with.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 12 million vote difference is unreal, and it does make you wonder whats going on.

I think the article is right on. The seasoned viewers are getting tired of being manipulated by Idol!

When everyone's CD's come out it will be interesting to see what happens.

We may vote for an Idol 100 times but we're only going to buy 1 CD.


10:57 AM, May 27, 2008  
Blogger Dave said...

You couldn't tell by the way Randy and the judges were sucking up to the Arch in the finale, but do you think Dadchuleta's meddling with his "Stand By Me" cooled the Idol machine off of the boy?

After all, I think part of the reason they pimped him up so much was because they thought they could manipulate him whereas more seasoned singers tend to sue to get out of their contracts. With his dad costing them money, do you think maybe they backed off in some of the other ways they traditionally support the TCOs? (ie-unbalanced face time, videos of the family, etc.)

12:11 PM, May 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said. Lost me a bit on the soccer/football analogy, but still, I got it. ;)

1:36 PM, May 27, 2008  
Anonymous tracyintpa said...

Dave, I have to say, I never really saw them back off of Archuleta, ever. I honestly think the producers and therefore the judges thought America was behind lil Archie all the way. I don't think they really had a clue how much the viewers were behind Cook. They released those totals because they were shocked. I don't think anyone was more shocked than the producers and the judges.

3:25 PM, May 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Dori said, it will be interesting when the cd's come out - the teenie boppers will probably buy Arch's - but how much purchasing power do they really have? I bought all of Clay's and have yet to hear anything that is on Ruben's that would encourage me to buy it.

4:16 PM, May 27, 2008  
Blogger jennifer said...

Being an Idol junkie, it's tough to admit, but for myself, I have only bought 2 CDs - Elliott's and Kim Locke's. I will be first in line for Cooks.

4:28 PM, May 27, 2008  
Anonymous tracyintpa said...

That poses kind of an interesting question, of all of us Idol junkies how many have actually bought any of the Idol contestant's CD's? My biggest year was season 5, I actually bought Bucky's (and it wasn't too bad, it was very Southern Rock and kind of fun), Kellie's, Elliott's and Taylor's, I bought a couple of Clay's, one of Fantasia's (and I did NOT like it), and I will definitely be on board to buy David Cook's. I hope he is a huge success. Anybody else?

6:35 PM, May 27, 2008  
Anonymous JessiJames said...

I liked the article, some interesting thoughts for sure.

as to purchases, I started watching full time season 3, caught a little of the season 1 finale results show as I recall, and I think I watched the season 2 finale, and some of the audition shows.

for purchases, only 1, Carrie's debut album. Odd thing is, I hate country, well not hate, just don't ever listen to. At all, ever. I like some Garth Brooks and others like that, who are a little more like old 50's rock and roll sounding mixed with country. I simply don't buy music anymore. I've only bought a few CD's in the past decade, for myself (bought a couple for the wife for Christmas, either Genesis or Phil Collins), and those have either been Christian contemporary, Carrie's album, and I just remembered I bought a 3 doors down and a Jars of Clay CD some point back. (at least I think those are right. I know I picked up the album with a song called Kryptonite, and I think I picked up the one with Drops of Jupiter, but haven't not listened to either in a few years, I can't recall anymore).

Heck, I barely make use of MP3's, and while I did finally get an MP3 player, I never use it. Kinda funny, I don't listen to music hardly at all that isn't Christian contemporary and praise stuff, mostly talk radio. It's been 16 years since I even attempted to keep up with current music :) Yet I love to keep up with Idol. how strange it that :) hahaha


10:59 PM, May 28, 2008  

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