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American Idol 2011 - Finale 5/24/2011


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Poll: Who is your 2011 American Idol? (49 member(s) have cast votes)

Who is your 2011 American Idol?

  1. Scotty McCreery (21 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. Lauren Alaina (28 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

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#21 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:22 PM

I thought Scotty had it in the bag but Lauren knocked it out of the park at the end. Tough call on who is going to win.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

Great show! I agree, Lauren knocked it out of the park.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:30 PM

Scotty's gonna win .. Although I do think both did great .. Time for both of them to start raking in the money.
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#25 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:41 AM

This has to be the first year where I like both of them equally. Scotty has a great voice and performs well and Lauren is made to sing country and the camera loves her. They will both do well no matter what happens. I would also guess that at some point we will see them release a duet.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:16 AM

This has to be the first year where I like both of them equally. Scotty has a great voice and performs well and Lauren is made to sing country and the camera loves her. They will both do well no matter what happens. I would also guess that at some point we will see them release a duet.


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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:30 AM

Lauren won the night....but it always comes down to the voting...and I bet its very close regardless of who wins.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 07:42 AM

VFTW picked Scotty. That sure doesn't help Lauren's chances.

Funny quote off VFTW:
"But tonight's breakout star was Hard Rock Fiddle Dude, who got to play in every single song and got more air-time than the judges."

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:38 AM

yeah, I noticed him and the steel guitar player were up there a lot.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:42 AM

In case anyone is wondering ...

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:57 AM

Well....I know at least one of these is an American Icon....uh...Idol.... :D

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

Per dialidol Scotty will win which is better for Lauren she will do a much better record deal that way without Fox controling it.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:00 AM

Lauren won the night....but it always comes down to the voting...and I bet its very close regardless of who wins.

If Seacrest says it's close, Lauren wins.

Per dialidol Scotty will win which is better for Lauren she will do a much better record deal that way without Fox controling it.


I'm hoping this is the first year it's has the wrong winner. I looked at the Geopredictions and there are less people using DI this year than did in season 4 when it was introduced.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:03 AM

If Seacrest says it's close, Lauren wins.



I'm hoping this is the first year it's has the wrong winner.


Dial idol does not measure online votes, ya never know.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:35 AM

Per dialidol Scotty will win which is better for Lauren she will do a much better record deal that way without Fox controling it.

I thought that too, but it's actually not Fox in control. It's 19 Entertainment, Simon Fuller's management company. It has first shot at signing any contestant, no matter where they finish, according to this 2010 New York Times article:

[19 Entertainment] can sign a management contract with any contestant it chooses, binding the contestant to pay 15 percent of his earnings, not including those from recording and merchandising contracts, to 19 Entertainment-related companies as a manager’s fee. The initial contract extends for three years, although 19 continues to collect a percentage of some of the contestant’s earnings for 10 years.


That said, 19 Entertainment probably gets the contestants better deals than they'd get on their own. From the same article:

The winner and those finalists fortunate enough to secure a management contract with 19 Entertainment, a producer of “American Idol,” and a record deal, are likely to earn far more than they would if they were independent artists who found their own way to a recording deal.

“I’m shocked that they give them that much money,” said a longtime agent for recording artists who works at a major talent agency here. The agent spoke on the condition of anonymity because she had not seen the contract; portions of the deal were read to her by a reporter.


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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:36 AM

Dial idol does not measure online votes, ya never know.


This would assume a statistical difference in how folks using other methods vote .. I don't see it. It's a lock.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:52 AM

The best singer left last week. I could't vote on Doug's Poll anyway... no option given for a "Neither" vote.

I recorded last night's show for my wife. I doubt I'll watch it, but I won't miss the finale ... a lot of good celebrities appear on the finale.

It's also good that I won't have to hear those two finalists sing. [yeah, right! :rolleyes:]
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:00 PM

The best singer left last week. I could't vote on Doug's Poll anyway... no option given for a "Neither" vote.

I recorded last night's show for my wife. I doubt I'll watch it, but I won't miss the finale ... a lot of good celebrities appear on the finale.

It's also good that I won't have to hear those two finalists sing. [yeah, right! :rolleyes:]


You really should at least listen to Lauren's song. It's pretty good.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

I thought both of them did very good last night .. It was no Taylor Hicks .. Although you might be interested to know that the Taylor Hicks Season saw the most number of viewers in the Finale ..

Season|Viewers|Winner
5|31.78|Taylor Hicks
7|31.66|David Cook
4|28.05|Carrie Underwood
2|25.67|Ruben Studdard
6|25.33|Jordin Sparks
3|25.13|Fantasia Barrino
8|23.82|Kris Allen
9|20.07|Lee DeWyze
10|19.96|Scotty or Lauren
1|18.69|Kelly Clarkson


As a side note, the Season 10 Finale last night was moved to Tuesday so that tonight's Final Results Show will be in the 2010-2011 TV Season. In addition to the fact that some folks completely stopped watching after the loss of James & Haley, the change in night likely was forgotten by a number of folks who would have otherwise watched if it were on the regular night.

Season 10 on the whole beat Season 9 and in the 18-49 demo, American Idol destroyed everyone else. This show likely has a few more years left in the tank.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:07 PM

You really should at least listen to Lauren's song. It's pretty good.


If you're recommending it, I'll give it a listen. I like Lauren. :)
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