American Idol Voting Result Causes Controversies

Posted: Apr 30 2018, 2:19am CDT | by , in Latest TV News


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American Idol Voting Result Causes Controversies
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American Idol is down to 7 contestants.

Fans of American Idol took to Twitter last night after the results of the live voting got revealed. Many question the fairness of the live voting. Performers at the end have a shorter time window than the first ones to garner votes.

Besides the appearance of the unfairness of the live voting, many feel dismayed by the outcome of Sunday's voting on the long-running casting show. The three contestants voted out include Filipino drag queen Ada, Venezuelan Michelle Susset and African American Dennis Lorenzo. The fact that all three eliminated contestants are people of color, triggered Tweets about racism.

"Who is shocked that America eliminated a drag queen, a latina immigrant and a black man? Dennis, in particular, deserved better," writes @vrmarshmallow on Twitter. "Seems like the same people voting on #AmericanIdol were the same ones who voted for the President This show just got racist as shit," tweeted @the85s.

Besides the voting result, the live voting process has some fans puzzled. "How can you have a live vote on #AmericanIdol when the last singer JUST SANG ?? so the other ones who went on first get a longer chance to add up votes ? How fair is that??," asks @VapidOne.

The American Idol voting is a weird beast that might need a simplification. You can do up to a maximum of ten votes per contestant per voting method. There are three voting methods including app, text message and web. So each viewer has up to 30 votes to give to a contestant.

The seven contestants that made it through the Disney inspired American Idol show are Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Cade Foehner, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Michael J. Woodard, Maddie Poppe, and Jurnee. The Top 7 will compete again for America's Vote as American Idol returns live coast-to-coast Sunday May 6 at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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