Did America choose the right winner for Season 11 of American Idol?

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Hey, look at the AI FAQ. Actually, voting for American Idol was not one vote per voter but as many times as you can dial the phone number or text plus a 50 vote limit via computer. I voted 575 times by phone and 50x online for Jessica. My friend voted for her more than 100 times by cell phone. Still, Phillip won! What does that say? It means several Phillip's voters voted more times than I and my friend did. Now, nobody but nobody can determine how many people really voted for Jessica or Phillip. More, yes, more people who decided Jessica was the winner may have voted but with less phone calls or texts to vote for her, yes, more than the people who were for Phillip who nevertheless phoned in more and more times for Phillip than Jessica's backers for Jessica. Popularity is determined by the number of people, not how many times they called in or texted their votes. How, how can you call AI a popularity contest when it is actually based on the number of phone calls or texts and not really on the number of people voting? Ryan said 128 million votes or so? That means 120 million AT&T phone calls, texts and online voting all in all. It is not 120 million people who actually voted. No! It could have been only 6 million humans voting as many as 20 times! What does that tell you? It turns out that American Idol is a FAKE popularity contest! AI has year to year made the viewing public a pitiful FOOL! AI has become a pathetic TV spectacular!

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I agree. Jessica sang two songs better than Phillips ("Home") in the Finale.
Throughout the American Idol season, Jessica did much,much better than Phillips. During last night musicale before Ryan announced the result, Phillip sang his duet poorly, you could hardly hear his voice, compared to the standing ovation to Jessica's duet with Jennifer Holliday. It shows that AI is a farce! Although Phillip has admirers, Jessica has more as shown by Twitters and polls including the poll here. Those praising Phillip's win are his admirers. But they are outnumbered by Jessica's admirers. Throughout the world, Jessica is the star! Her oncoming successful singing career, like Jennifer Hudson's, will prove the Phillip supporters wrong. Throughout the world, American Idol has become another laughing stock, not being able to distinguish between the good singer and poor singer.

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I can't understand how Jessica lost! From day one to Finale (2 songs for Jessica to only 1 song (Home) for Phillip), Jessica outperformed, outshone, and beat Phillip. Jessica had more standing ovations than Phillip. I replayed Phillip singing "Home". The song sounded like an old ballad, nothing new, but it was monotonous and the sound was repetitively boring. Only the marching band made it look great. But Phillip was a little more than a whisper in singing it. Joshua, Deandre or even Heejun sang better than Phillip. Bottom line, when the 3 judges, especially, Randy, acclaimed Phillip after his song Home,and given the boring song and the poorly performing singer, then the conclusion is apparent: the 3 judges appeared DISHONEST! Fox News Poll after the AI showed that Jessica (60%) should have been the winner and Phillip (40) the loser. The LA Times poll today showed overwhelmingly (60%-40%) that Jessica was robbed! My wife vowed not to watch the next American Idols anymore. More and more friends have agreed. Me too. Now wonder, American Idol is going down and down with its annual ratings.

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America u got it wrong again!!! He looks like he's constipated every time he sings!! Jessica is so gifted she will be a star

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I too feel that the judges set her up to loose. In particular J-Lo who is going thru a second childhood. Consider her current boy toy and her infatuation with Deandree which she had to shift to Phillip once Deandre was gone. She has become a mirror image of all the teen wgwg followers. She needs to remember her roll is to judge singing talent and not keep raving about how cute the guy is. Namely try to set an example to the teenies that this a singing talent show and not a beauty contest. If she cant be objective she should quit judging singing contests. One girl above said the judging was fair because she voted over 100 times. What ever happened to one person one vote. Oh yes I forgot that you can't have fair voting because the phone companies are pushing for phone sales. It is all about money in the phone companies files. It would be interesting to know how many individuals made up that 132 million votes. I am a white person and I hope all Mexicans and Phillopeans do not feel we are all prejudice in the voting. No, I did not vote, but it would have been for Jessica, but with this type of voting system geared toward the almighty dollar I knew my vote would have been meaninless. AI needs to get there act together.......

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Those that are saying this is fixed are wrong. If you look at the most recent winners, three of the last five have been the same thing as Phillip, and all three have failed to maintain popularity, heck one sold less than 150k of his first album. The last think AI wanted was a repeat.

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I'm a very big fan of AI and I never miss it since it started with Simon in America but I just can't believe the results of this year's season 11 of AI. I think that there are three reasons why Phillip won: (a)the predominantly 'white' population/factor, (b)the female hormones (lol), and (c)the song selections in the finale. Those in category (a) might not be ready to accept a 'colored AI' with Asian-Latino background yet and therefore opted for the white Phillip. Those in (b) for sure liked Phillip due mainly of his looks of typical American guy with blue eyes and white skin color. "Oh he's so cute, I will vote for him!" (LOL) without thinking that AI is a 'talent and vocal' competition and not based on looks. Lastly, the (c) is very obvious, no need to analyze it: Jessica's performance and accompaignment wasn't that good compared to Phillip's with marching bands. If we compare that to a piano only accompaignment to Jessica's performance, it's very obvious that Phillip's performance was superior. The producers of AI might also not be ready to accept an Asian-Latino AI so they probably opted to give her song selections that the public might not like. Also, there is the age factor as well. They might not be ready yet to have a 16 y/o AI. Sometimes I wonder if AI will always have a male winner who uses a guitar, as long as he's nice looking without looking for the 'voice' that is really important than looks just to 'attract' female voters.

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You people are unbelievable. Philip deserved to win as well as jessica. it was america who voted and you people who think that the voting is rigged should be ashamed of yourselves because i voted for Philip 128 times Tuesday night. i like the way he sings, and i like the way she sings. it all comes down to which one was liked more, and because Philip had the female vote, he won hands down.

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good luck to jessica. she will become a far greater singer than that white boy with a twisty face named philip who bastardizes songs into oblivion. AI made a bad decision.

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Jessics is the World's idol!

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