May 22, 2005
British Newspaper Declares Carrie Underwood As American Idol 4 Winner
The latest fuel thrown on the great “American Idol is rigged and Carrie Underwood will win” conspiracy theory is that a respected British newspaper has printed that Carrie already has won. In an article about BusinessWeek’s 25 Stars of Europe, The Independent
lists Simon Fuller as one of the names on the list. The article goes on to describe Simon Fuller, as “the pop impresario whose American Idol TV competition was won this year by Carrie Underwood.”
Of course the American Idol Finale is still three days away, so it would be impossible to know who the winner will be (wink, wink). While there is nothing to suggest that this is anything other than an innocent newspaper error, it has risen quite a stir among American Idol fans. Several Reality TV Magazine readers emailed us today to point the news story out.
Other factors supporting the “American Idol is rigged and Carrie Underwood will win”
conspiracy theory include the track listing on the American Idol 4 Showstoppers CD which lists Carrie at the top, Simon Cowell’s continuous praise for Carrie, and a closed captioning error that listed Carrie’s phone number for three of the other contestants.
Posted by Joe Reality on May 22, 2005 at 10:37 PM in American Idol | Permalink http://www.realitytvmagazine.com/blog/2005/05/british_newspap.html#more