‘American Idol’ Winner Taylor Hicks Says The Show Let Them Know About Eliminations


One of the big winners of American Idol back in the Simon Cowell days was Taylor Hicks. His velvet voice and rugged good looks won America over. But it seems that Taylor had the inside scoop on who was going to be eliminated each week and, according to him, he wasn’t the only ones.

He isn’t saying that the votes are rigged, just that the contestants that are at the top are given a heads up as to who is going home. He seems to say that this was regular practice. Freemantle and American Idol have denied that this is the case. We also don’t know if this is true that the practice carried over from Fox to ABC and the new reboot. You have to wonder because when the eliminations happen on the stage the contestants react accordingly. Unless they are very good actors it seems like it is genuine.

It is certainly true that the show decides who is going to be eliminated in the days after the show. Clearly this doesn’t just involve who got the most votes or what have you. The producers also weigh in, that’s just how reality TV works. I dan’t help but feel that maybe Taylor is telling the truth.


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