I'm an Adam fan, but I've also liked Kris. Never any disrespect for him, and actually wish him huge success. Adam has an incredibly bright future ahead of him, and even though he didn't win the Idol crown, he still won, because of the weeks of PR and face time he got on AI. This gave America a chance to really see his talents.Originally Posted by the Ricker;3469415;
I think Kris is talented as well, and I'm happy for him. He's so unassuming, though, that he's going to need the big PR push from AI to get him started. That, unfortunately, is the name of the game in this business. I really wish him well, and hope that this win gives him what he needs to showcase his musical artistry. He's really that good, but I have to agree with Simon that Kris needs to believe in himself more.
I also want to point out that those nearly 100 million votes DON'T EQUATE to number of voters. Let's be clear. It's not number of people voting, it's number of votes cast. How are they cast? Hmmmm....tons of calling, more of texting, and then even more using gadgets and gizmos that will assure hundreds if not thousands of votes (I may have gotten carried away here, but I know this high tech stuff is more potent than my redial button ) So, that's my beef with this "contest". It's a high-tech, rock-em, sock-em, robot-gizmo match.
I like how Dancing With The Stars does it - you get a certain amount of votes allowed per phone line. Here's a twist, if you want to go over, say 10 votes per line, then you have to pay for that privilege, and that $$ goes to AIs favorite charity. They can have a Feed the Children drive throughout the season. How's that for equity, with
Oh, and so we don't confuse the voters, they have to dial another number, after their allotted 10 votes, in order to vote more, and pay for each vote. That way no one can shout "foul" after a heavy night of voting.