April 21, 2011 10:00 AM by Lisa Princ
After the controversial elimination of Pia Toscano this season on American Idol on FOX fans were left in an uproar and the judges were left wishing they had more saves available to them. Now, the executive producers say that the voting system “may” change but not this season. Keep reading for all the details!
American Idol’s executive producers are now saying that they may be changing the voting system – next season anyway. We recently heard from Nigel Lythgoe that they may implement a system similar to the one on So You Think You Can Dance where America votes but the eliminated contestant is chosen from the bottom three by the judges. Now fellow executive producer, Ken Warwick speaks up about the voting system as well as he said “Maybe we’ll change the voting system slightly next year. Maybe we’ll limit the number of SMS votes or online votes, but it will remain the same this year.”
Ken Warwick went on to say that they will definitely be having discussions about the voting system but he reiterated that no changes will be taking place this year that he knows of as he responded to Nigel’s suggestion by saying “I wouldn’t put too much faith in anything. That’s just one of the solutions or ideas on the table. There are a number. We won’t be putting anything into practice…well, I’m pretty sure we won’t – until next year.” Ken also said that he realizes that the voting tends to lean in the guys’ favor because “predominantly young girls and moms are the driving force behind these kinds of shows, probably more prominently now – the vote is going to be slewed toward boys”, which is yet another reason they feel they need to talk about the flawed voting system.
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