AT&T Telephone Voting Service Scandal: Favours Kris Allen over Lambert
A scandal involving hit TV show American Idol and AT&T could well threaten to sink the popular reality series claims a report on the Calgary herald.
Critics claim AT&T, one of American Idol’s biggest sponsors, supplied mobile phones for free text messaging and issued instructions on how to cast blocks of votes to American Idol fans in Arkansas.
The result may have determined the votes to back Arkansas singer Kris Allen resulting in Allen beating rival Adam Lambert. Lambert supporters have been outraged and have been venting on Twitter and chatboards.
American Idol broadcasts that power texting is against the rules as it can influence the outcome. Fox broadcasting has as yet to respond to the allegations.
Yet another reason to hate AT&T?