So with the YEARS overdue Online Voting option, it seems to me like DialIdol's last shred of relevance is gone.
On the VFTW side... they've (accurately in IMO) already picked Brett Loewenstern as the one tragically bad performer who's mysteriously being pimped by the show. I suspect if Brett doesn't get one of the slim 5 out 12 spots from America that the stupid judges could pick him, but then again if Uncle Nigel's spies are looking at VFTW the show might move to keeping (the much more talented) Paul McDonald (who I think WON'T get a public vote, even though he's good). So VFTW may have Brett to hold onto for a bit, but maybe not. At SOME point Jacob's impressive singing may start to seem cartoonish, and given how VFTW picks, I suppose he may get a nod. Or maybe VFTW will eventually pick on Scotty McCreery. But Brett seems the obvious choice for now, yes?