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2:00 am - 03/10/2009

The American Idol contestant performing last tonight and their fans might get screwed ... literally

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Since American Idol has traditionally put a cap on 12 performers a night, they never bought out a voting number for a 13th contestant.

From at the forums at DialIdol.com:

Hey all - so I spend so much time working on DialIdol during the year I don't often have my pulse on everything going on outside of DialIdol. That's usually where you all keep me up-to-date and I appreciate it!

One thing I noticed this weekend while I was testing and I am wondering if anyone had heard anything about - phone numbers!

We all know the phone numbers to vote : 1-866-436-5701 through 5712.

Usually if you call these numbers outside a voting window they are busy and that is the case today.

However... This year there are 13 contestants. It appears that American Idol does not own 1-866-436-5713 (or 1-866-436-5700 for that matter). I'd advise you not to call either number as the content is not rated G.

This raises the question - what the heck are they going to do for the 13th contestant? Has anything heard anything? New numbers? New voting system entirely? A lone non-contiguous number? Are they frantically trying to buy the number? Am I just dialing wrong?

Hmmm...

Jim

And from someone at VFTW who dialed the number:

The 5713 one is a phone sex number for hooking up with students, working girls, and housewives. I was LOLing at the whole script. 5700 was the exact same thing.

Source: Dial Idol and VFTW through Idol Forums

From what I've been hearing on IDF as of late, the numbers in question are still all about teh phone sex.

And I made this post mostly to post that picture, tbh.

Think they might try to pull some kind of twist again? DISCUSS.
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sha_shannon 10th-Mar-2009 09:59 am (UTC)
The almost-blind dude looks so ~excited~ in the picture.
yolly22 10th-Mar-2009 10:16 am (UTC)
good spotting. I feel a bit mean though. He's my favourite
propernice 10th-Mar-2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
do it.
luckynumber5 10th-Mar-2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwwww that's so mean!! i lol'd though.
starrrrrynights 10th-Mar-2009 10:00 am (UTC)
I have never been an Idol fan, but this is pretty funny!
dolledupx 10th-Mar-2009 10:01 am (UTC)
let me see the piccie
gingerslam2 10th-Mar-2009 10:08 am (UTC)
LMAO oh i do love the idea of a bunch of midwestern mums calling up to vote for their wholesome singer of choice and then hearing smut and the ensuing shitstorm...but i'm sure Idol has their ass covered...
lovedforaday 10th-Mar-2009 10:10 am (UTC)
They'll just acquire a new number for the thirteenth contestant and have Ryan stress over and over that it's not like the other numbers or Fox will buy the 13 and 00 numbers at the last minute.
darlingdivine 10th-Mar-2009 10:27 am (UTC)
OH SHIT.
Pimp spot = kiss of death. How's that for a twist?
I'm LMAO over the visual of little grannies dialing the number for a hotline. =D
zoaster_toaster 10th-Mar-2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
If that means Danny Gokey leaves, then I totally support that. :)
daveorawk 10th-Mar-2009 10:36 am (UTC)
MATT GIRAUD FTW
daveorawk 10th-Mar-2009 10:36 am (UTC)
adam lambert ftl
heybitch 10th-Mar-2009 11:53 am (UTC)
iasfm
katyyness 10th-Mar-2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
iawtc alot.

seriously. like 90% of ontd hates him.
maskedcunt 10th-Mar-2009 10:39 am (UTC)
how about they just kick the blind guy off the show? problem solved~

seriously though he better not make it anywhere close to the top 6 or i will bust a cap
salacious_pop 10th-Mar-2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
He skeeves too many people out. Creeper factor. Its not fair to him though but w/e.

I like him but I can't see him as marketable.
andthatisthat 10th-Mar-2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
His singing was pretty dreadful on the Top 36 show, though.
michizzled 10th-Mar-2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
omg he sounded HORRIBLE singing. maybe he will be better with his piano, idk.
aleronihead 10th-Mar-2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Ugh, his voice was mediocre at best.
hannah_or_hanna 10th-Mar-2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I don't think people are complaining or "skeeved out" because he's blind. It's just because he's not a great singer. He doesn't belong in the stage where he's at.
taylr 10th-Mar-2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
agreed. he's not a good singer. total gimmick.
sinwithagrin 10th-Mar-2009 10:53 am (UTC)
I want Allison to record Alone. Now.
daveorawk 10th-Mar-2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
http://www.zshare.net/download/563235457919a56e/
Not exactly recorded but its something
fuckmyass 10th-Mar-2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
i can't stop comparing it to carrie underwoods alone performance, which was flawless.

i wanted to shove a pencil in my ear during Allison's. she was pushing too hard or something.
choco_carebear Re: oh10th-Mar-2009 11:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was one of the ideas that people threw out in that Idolforums thread I cited as the source (Unfortunately, you can't really see it unless you join the forums).

I think another idea people were talking about was the idea of "immunity" where the judges chooses one person whose automatically safe, so people will only be able to vote out of the group of 12 contestants.
diethype 10th-Mar-2009 11:10 am (UTC)
LMAO AT THAT PICTURE.
clazzi 10th-Mar-2009 11:13 am (UTC)
photoshop peen on all of their mouth in the pic..
hannah_or_hanna 10th-Mar-2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
choco_carebear 11th-Mar-2009 12:53 am (UTC)
LOL, WIN!!
problematique 10th-Mar-2009 11:16 am (UTC)
They are pretty good actors since everyone knew that Anoop was going to make it.
principino 10th-Mar-2009 11:16 am (UTC)
fans might get screwed...literally


Huh. I guess the police need to get involved if this **literally** happens.
pythianlegume7 10th-Mar-2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
haha
breadsandwiches 10th-Mar-2009 11:34 am (UTC)
LOL at that pic. I was scrolling down my flist and I saw ANOOP DESAI JUST DROPPED and I thought he was leaving the show

choco_carebear 10th-Mar-2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Awww, I would never do that, bb. =( Their reactions would've been sadder.
in_noctem 10th-Mar-2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Same. I think my heart rate upped a bit.
ladyserenity84 10th-Mar-2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
That's exactly the reaction I had at first, but then I scrolled down and I read the rest and started laughing. It's kind of an awkward thing to go from "OMG, NO!" to "ROFL!" in a split second. :P

The picture is pretty awesome in and of itself though :)
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