veto divides fans
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) A rule change giving “American Idol” judges the power of veto for the first time in the talent show’s seven year history divided fans and TV critics on Thursday, with some calling it “un American”. television’s most watched show the power to save one contesta cheap ugg boots nt from elimination by the public just once during a season.
“To the extent that ‘Idol’ sells itself as an exercise in democracy cheap ugg boots , in which you choose your next pop star, it needs to be pure,” Poniewozik wrote in a blog on Thursday.
Idol producers said the “Judges’ Save” was intended to avoid cheap ugg boots past situations which have seen the likes of Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry voted off early by viewers, who cast millions of votes by phone and text message.
Both singers went on to launch successful music careers with Hudson winning an Oscar for her best supporting actress role in the 2006 movie musical “Dreamgirls.”
But avid cheap ugg boots fans were quick to note that the new rule would not have helped Daughtry, who was in fourth place when viewers booted him off in 2006.
But the twist was welcomed by contestants Jasmine Murray, 16, and Puerto Rico’s Jorge Nunez, despite their early exit from the show after the judges declined to save them on Wednesday evening.
“I think it is a really good thing. There are people who should have gone further and I think it’s going to help in the competition,” Nunez told reporters in a telephone conference call on Thursday.
Murray disagreed with the suggestion that “Idol” producers had lost trust in America’s choices. “I don’t think so. I think it is a good idea. America really gets to decide the total outcome.”