American Idol Voting Could See A Dramatic Change Next Season

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After Pia Toscano’s shocking elimination from American Idol two weeks ago, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe hinted at some changes in the way contestants are eliminated…

Lythgoe says they are thinking about changing the rules next season to give the judges the final say in who exits the show.  And now, another executive producer, Ken Warwick, seems to be backing that.  Yesterday, he said “The texting, tweeting, the social glue we strive for…we were aware voting would be skewed.  Young girls  and mothers are a driving force  in the voting.  So how can we keep it fair?”  He says they won’t do anything new this year but there are many ideas on the table for next year…


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