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Another Australian Idol Voting Scandal? Was Roshani Robbed?

Is another Australian Idol voting scandal emerging? Roshani Priddis fans are saying they had difficulty getting through on the voting lines on Monday night.

The Tamworth Leader was inundated with calls from people concerned their inability to get through on the busy phone lines either by text or to the 1902 5555 phone number may have resulted in Roshani‘s departure.

A disgruntled viewer who sent a “Roshani” text at 7.41pm told The Leader a minute later, at 7.42pm, he received a text back from the 191010 number which said: “The service you have requested is not currently available. Please try again later. You have not been charged.”

The issue of voting anomalies has previously be raised by Brook Adamo’s father. See previous post here.

Fremantle media say everything is above board.

Today Tonight has already tried to beat this story up – it will be interesting to see if they do so again.

October 29, 2008   Comments Off on Another Australian Idol Voting Scandal? Was Roshani Robbed?

Idolgate Is The Voting Rigged?

In the first week of Idol we had fans of Jonny Taylor’s, all three of them, having to vote twice to get their votes through.

This week we have Brooke Adamo’s dad alleging there were voting discrepancies on the night his daughter was eliminated from the competition.

The Who Weekly article said:
At least one betting agency was puzzled, too. “All of a sudden, [bets] came rapidly,” says Centrebet spokesman Neil Evans, who watched the odds plummet from $15 to $3. “They backed [Brooke] and no-one else.”

There’s also anecdotal evidence that Brooke’s supporters were unable to vote for her. Carlo, who runs a Tattslotto outlet, says that out of all the people who have since visited his Melbourne store, “There’s not one person who tried to vote who didn’t have problems.” And one Idol forum message read: “Brooke’s line kept saying that it was closed every time you SMSed it.”

Channel Ten and Fremantle Media have of course denied any discrepancies and rabbited on about independent auditing.

Brooke’s father is promising a Harry Bosch type investigation as “…Something’s is terribly wrong.”

It is doubtful she will be reinstated into the competition so read her eviction interview here.

September 26, 2008   Comments Off on Idolgate Is The Voting Rigged?

Reality Tidbits

Brooke Adamo Thought She Was Not Perceived Well By Public
Brooke Adamo this week’s eliminated Australian Idol said “The competition is on talent and singing ability but also on popularity and I think the public didn’t perceive me well,” she said.

However she will draw inspiration from Ricki-Lee and the success of her career.

She has a right to be upset considering lesser talents then her are still in the competition. The teen voters were clearly voting for another person.

Source of article here.

Bullied Alamela Rowen Back Modelling.

Another teenage girl who was reduced to tears because of a reality TV show is Alamela Rowen. Alamela was the victim in the notorious bullying incident in Australia’s Next Top Model. Her perpetrator, Demelza, went on to take out the title and to star in Ferrero Rocher chocolate ads.

However Alamela has not given up on modelling all together she entered a Byron Bay modelling contest.

Rowan, who lives in Byron Bay, is one of 14 finalists vying for first prize of a photo shoot, makeover, modelling course and a lunch date with the singer Amiel.

“I really enjoy modelling in the real world without the intensity of a reality TV show,” she said. “People are so much nicer and it’s more realistic and the pressure is far less than what it was on Top Model.”

Source SMH

September 24, 2008   Comments Off on Reality Tidbits