Skip to comments.Why Is Scott Still On 'Idol'? Is “votefortheworst.com” propping him up? (+ Bo’s dr
Posted on 04/29/2005 7:19:21 AM PDT by dead
SCOTT Savol, who seems to be the most unlikely finalist on "American Idol" this season, just keeps hanging on.
And viewers are beginning to wonder exactly how Savol, the pudgy kid from Shaker Heights, Ohio, is managing to pull it off, while fan favorites like Constantine Maroulis get the boot, as he did Wednesday night.
Some point to the efforts of a Web site called votefortheworst.com, which considers "Idol" a joke and encourages viewers to cast their votes for Savol because, it says, "he is the worst."
"I think our site definitely has some effect on the results for 'Idol,' " says Dave DellaTerza, the site's creator.
"I always used to say it's just like any 12-year-old girl power-voting for [Idol wannabe] Carrie [Underwood]," he says.
That girl "thinks her results affect the show, too, when they just help to contribute. But I've changed my tune a bit since our Web site got over 100,000 hits in the last two days. Now I'm hearing from people who throw 'vote for the worst' parties, who get office pools together to vote for Scott . . . This has definitely turned into something huge, which I hope will continue."
It was a shock Wednesday when Maroulis, who had never before come even thisclose to getting tossed from the show, was voted out. But the native New Yorker took it in stride.
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April 29, 2005 -- 'IDOL" Harold "Bo" Bice's past dalliance with drugs came out yesterday.
Turns out Bice was arrested twice in Alabama for drugs, once in 2001 for cocaine possession and again in 2003 for pot possession, according to legal documents posted on The Smoking Gun Web site.
"Idol" producers, who knew about the arrests early on, do not plan to bump Bice from the show.
"The information disclosed on various salacious gossip Web sites regarding Bo Bice's past was already well-known to Fox and the producers of 'American Idol,' " Fox officials said in a statement. "From the beginning, Bo was honest and forthcoming in revealing his previous indiscretions and their outcome."
Bice entered a drug "diversion program" in 2003, and after completing it, both drug cases were dumped in April 2004 .
Deciding I was culturally deprived by not ponying up to the bar and ordering a big stinking American glass of vapid American Idol cola, I finally gave in and started watching it this year. Its pretty fun.
And I actually like Scott. Hes edgier and funkier than all the other contestants. Hes the only one who you wouldnt expect to be singing on a cruise or in the band at your parents fiftieth wedding anniversary. Hes dark, like a singing serial killer or something. Im happy every week he makes the cut.
Constantine got really lame when he started making smokey faces to the camera. He started thinking he was Fabio or something. Good riddance.
And the worst singer of the lot has always been the wee Russian lad with the blowhole. Ugh. Hes a back up singer on the Tony Orlando and Dawn Variety Hour. The worst.
BTW, Vonzell will win, especially since Carrie started sucking.
Votefortheworst is a very good idea.
Is he also boffing Paula Abdul or is she now off the panel.
Stolen Democrat idea, someone should sue! :P
At least now it makes sense why the talented ones are getting voted off and the ones that should be gone aren't.
Idol better figure out a better way of doing this or it's over, at least for this watcher.
I knew something was up when Anwar was voted off. He and Carrie should have been the last two standing.
Scott looks like a serial killer, the guy is seriously weird.
My daughter can outsing all these goobers. Kelly Clarkson was the first, and last, American Idol. The rest are also-rans. They've run out of talent. Everyone who can really sing has already auditioned, except possibly, those yet too young, like my 15-year-old.
The Unknown Comic tapped into the same subversive vein, as did the Gong Show.
IMHO, from its earliest days, MAD magazine was the best examplar of this uniquely American style of cultural expression.
Go Scott! ;^)
As a fan of this show, I find myself agreeing with the voting public most of the time. Scott is still around because -- for all his weaknesses -- he is edgier and sings from the heart. Also, voters can identify with the guy who is overweight, un-glamorous and the opposite of slick.
Constantine had to go because there are two male rockers and Bo Bice is clearly better.
Vonzell looks better than she sounds. Bo should win. Carrie will be runner up.
I wondered who the heck was voting for Scott. I sort of half-watch the show, while FReeping on the couch with the laptop, while my wife watches it.
>>Hes dark, like a singing serial killer or something.
LOL, that's a pretty good summation.
I think pre-teen girls are keeping Anthony in the game. All the other males are too "threatening".
But the best line in the piece was about Scott... "Hes dark, like a singing serial killer or something." No kidding!
Why are people so dumb that they watch or care about crap on TV?
READ A BOOK.
Votefortheworst, MoveOn.org, separated at cyberbirth.
Scott is Cleveland's Most Wanted (i.e. sequel to Malibu's Most Wanted) ...
The guy is pathethic ...
He sings a love song as still has his wannabee gangsta hand gestures going.
At work, we make fun of this guy all of the time. You know the "N" word. Replace the N with a W.!
When you get right down to it, it's just a singing contest for young people. There is a lot worse on TV, and my son can finally watch a program that all the kids are talking about.
I don't follow the show, but isn't that Scott kid the one who Drudge reported had been charged with assault a few years ago?
"Hes dark, like a singing serial killer or something."
WHOA! When I first saw this guy, I labelled him as "Most Likely To Become An Axe Murderer." Glad someone else is creeped out by this guy!
I don't like Scott, but I think it would be funny if he won and then Simon had to give him a recording contract. The guy can barely stay on tune and his ghetto accent is so...played :-)
He had no talent at all.
Yet he came in second.
Frankly, I fail to see the attraction or talen of any of the remaining candidates.
"Idol better figure out a better way of doing this or it's over, at least for this watcher."
I think the need to go the route of Nashville Star. They only let you vote once from your phone. You need multiple phone numbers to vote more than once. Also there is on-line voting. I was told that was one vote per email address.
That will put a stop to those who keep redialing the same number over and over again.
"Why are people so dumb that they watch or care about crap on TV? "
Why are non-TV watchers so dumb that they think a post in a TV-watching thread is going to change anyone's viewing habits?
But I still love Clay!!
John Wayne Gacy's lost son.
Why are people so dumb that they watch or care about crap on TV? READ A BOOK.
Thanks for checking in Captain Culture.
A quick look at your In Forum posts reveals you setting the record straight on the background of that cultural monolith, Larry from the Three Stooges.
Cultural schmulture, wiseguy, hand me that wrench.
Sometimes Scott seems to be confused about his race.
...and get genuinely talented musicians.
It's typical of the younger crowd.
My son-in-law, who is 24 talks and acts like he grew up in the ghetto.
But he actually grew up in a moderate WHITE neighborhood.
You can thank RAP and HIP HOP for that.
Yuk, yuk, yuk!
I commented yesterday about this site that it probably had little effect and was little known. I guess I was wrong. Maybe it is the reason Scott is still on the show.
I love American Idol. It is one of the only shows that my family can sit together and watch. I wish others wouldn't feel like they have to ruin it because they don't like it. Just don't watch it if you don't like it.
LOL! Now THAT is funny!
I've always liked Scott's voice - he reminds me somewhat of Barry White. I was torn on whether he looks like a serial murderer or a white supremacist (until I heard he was 1/2 black).
Is Paula hopped up on goofballs or is she drinking bottles of gin? She is a mess!
Also, Crarie Underwood has been off a little. Vonzell has the looks and can sing.
Plus, I watch this with my girlfriend. Please no Barney Frank jokes.
Anwar sucked. He deserved to go. But Scott and the blonde boy deserved to go before Anwar.
Any show that starts out with 4 black, 4 white, and 4 brown girls and 4 black, 4 white, and 4 brown boys is rigged from the get go.
This is just more PC b.s. being sold as "America's Choice" or "America's Ideal".
Saying those 24 contestants were the legit best of the best would be like saying Barry, Sammy, and Mark are legit.
Constantine was painful when he was doing any rock stuff. Not just a bar band singer -- but a bad bar band singer. I think the 16 year old girls thought it was "American Boyfriend", not "American Idol", when they voted. He was somewhat decent when he backed off with the 'tude a bit and just sang.
Anwar and Scott had/have the same problem. A nice sounding voice but with very limited range. They sound great the first time you hear them, but the lack of range makes every performance sound the same after awhile. Boring as hell.
I wouldn't mind Vonzell winning, and Carrie has some vocal talent but not a clue how to use it.
I tried telling you guys about this yesterday, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1393026/posts?page=19#19
but some of you doubted me. The VoteForTheWorst'ers are gaining steam. They began last year, remember how long John Stevens (AKA the young crooner) stayed around last year??
"Vonzell has the looks and can sing. "
You musta missed it wednesday nite then.
The group sang a song, taking turns at the 'lead' and when it came time for Vonzell to sing, she was so far off pitch I thought she was singing a different song.
I only watch on Tuesday. I then tune in for the last few minutes to see who gets booted.
Her song the last few weeks were great. I think Carrie Underwood, however, is going to win this one.
How cynical of them to screw up the process and the efforts of the contestants. So if they get their way Scott would win but even if that happens he'll NEVER be an American idol.
Bo is the best thing to EVER happen to American Idol. He is dreamy.
I like the fact that on Nashville Star you have to write your own music as well. On originals week and you have to perform your own song.
Agreed - what he did to the Nickleback song was down right criminal! Was glad to see him go.
Someone posted that Scott was 1/2 black? Both his parents are white. His child is 1/2 black - but, who cares? IMO, he has a decent voice, just should drop the "homeboy" schtick...
I'd like to see Carrie and Bo as the last two..
Who's propping him up?
Answer: Very ignorant and stupid young people.
odds will change....
A white boy trying to be black. Yeah, we've never seen that before. So annoying.
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