“Kris Allen is, without a doubt, the American Idol”

May 28, 2009

adam lambert & kris allen

adam lambert & kris allen

“Kris Allen is, without a doubt, the American Idol” Fox and FremantleMedia said.

Over a 100 million votes came in and Kris Allen won by undisclosed margin over Adam Lambert. But they don’t mention the number of votes of Kris and Adam. Since season 1 American Idol was announcing the total votes but did not mention how those votes were divided.

AT&T, the country’s largest telecommunications company, is the main sponsor of the show. Anyone in the United States could vote through phones, but only AT&T customers were allowed to text.

Some AT&T employees brought 20 demo phones to “American Idol” viewing parties in Arkansas which is Allen’s place and helped fans text their votes. Two of those phones were capable of sending multiple votes by so-called “power texting,” but A.I. prohibits “power voting” by text or phone. The company said that those actions did not affect the outcome. AT&T said that they brought a small number of demo phones for texting tutorials to those who were interested.

“Going forward, we will make sure our employees understand our sponsorship celebrates the competition, not individual contestants. That said, it’s quite a leap to suggest that a few individuals could have impacted the final results,” the company said.

For Adam Lambert, losing was a possibility; he knew that Kris had just as much of a chance as he did. Adam didn’t know the results of the final vote but he was suspicious on Gokey’s follower. There’s a possibility that the fans of Gokey chose to vote for the more conservative Kris Allen.

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