May 08, 2005 11:08 PM by Joe Blackmon
One of the more unusual American Idol conspiracy theories actually appeared in this week’s edition of Us Weekly. Us Weekly reported that some fans speculated that religious voters might have conspired against Constantine Maroulis because of his association with Giddle Partridge. Us Weekly points out that Giddle Partridge has a link to the Church of Satan on her website.
Reality TV Magazine visited the official Giddle Partridge website and found the link in question as well as a message that said, “Attention, America Idol Fans: Praise Jesus and vote for Constantine, and no, I’m not a Satanist.” The website’s homepage has since been updated to show a copy of the Us Weekly article along with a picture of Giddle hugging Bo Bice and a statement that says “Attention, American Idol Fans: The Us Weekly is Wrong.”
Reality TV Magazine did some additional online research and found out that Giddle Partridge is actually a high priestess of The Partridge Family Temple. The Partridge Family Temple has nothing to do with Satanism but according to the Public Access Hollywood website is “a religion based on the idea that the Partridge Family characters represent individual Gods.” During one of Constantine Maroulis’ performances on American Idol 4, he sang the Partridge Family hit “I Think I Love You.”
Reality TV Magazine also found a report in LA Weekly that points out Giddle Partridge was there with Constantine’s brother Athan Maroulis. The LA Weekly article also says that Athan Maroulis use to be a member of the band Spahn Ranch and is now head of independent label Sepiatone Records. Spahn Ranch is the name of the place where Charles Manson and his followers use to hang out, which is another factor that ties into the religious voters against Constantine conspiracy.
Interestingly enough, in a recent AOL Television interview, Constantine Maroulis revealed the story behind the name of his band Pray For The Soul of Betty. Betty was a friend of the bands who passed away. At the funeral, the Priest said “let us pray for the soul of Betty.” As a homage to their friend, the band decided to adopt that statement as their name. So if there are any conspiracy theories buried in the names of bands, the name of Constantine’s band actually pays tribute to prayer and religion.