After last night’s shocking elimination, American Idol fans everywhere are buzzing with questions.
Whether it was the unexpected departure of Michael Johns or the seemingly cruel way Ryan Seacrest told Michael that it was the end of the road, it seems fans are starting to question their faith in the show?
We’ve all seen our favorites depart earlier than we like in the past, but I’ve never seen a stunned hush set in on the studio audience like it did Thursday night when Ryan announced Michael’s departure.
For some, it has shaken their very confidence in the validity of the show. Others just chalk it up to Idol being more of a popularity contest than a talent competition.
To jump on the conspiracy bandwagon, I have to admit that I’ve questioned the voting numbers after my husband pointed out that we never hear anything about the voting being audited by some firm as we did for shows in my youth.
Even if I don’t suspect executive intervention in the results, one can hardly put faith in a voting system that allows doe-eyed teenagers to repeatedly vote via text and phone for their favorite heartthrob for two hours straight.
So is this event just another day in reality show madness or do you feel like the “man behind the curtain” has been exposed?