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Funniest News Article of the Idol Year

Submitted by djwright on Wed, 2005-11-09 09:32

I just had to laugh at this particular article, it, along with the article about a drunk Lee pashing Christie and a drunken Dan being found beltless and hammered after the Arias has to be the funniest Idol piece written this year...

    REALITY television entered politics yesterday after Queensland Premier Peter Beattie heeded Toowoomba pleas and called on Channel Ten to reopen Australian Idol voting lines following the shock eviction of "Dreadlock Dan" on Monday night.

    Dan England was claimed by Toowoomba as its own at the beginning of the series (his grandparents live here), and many local voters felt his eviction – by just 27 votes – was unfair due to the impact of daylight saving on voting times.

    The issue was also debated in State Parliament last night by Liberal MP Michael Caltabiano.

    DAYLIGHT saving has cost Dreadlock Dan a place in the Australian Idol top three, and Toowoomba people aren’t happy about it.

    Talkback radio was flooded with calls from angry viewers following Dan Englandís shock eviction – by just 27 votes – on Monday night; some even demanding the Premier step into the reality television fray.

    A significant number of the total votes each week are cast in the first 10 minutes of the eviction show Monday nights at 7.30 (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time).

    Because the show doesn’t air until an hour later in Queensland, those lines are already closed – effectively costing viewers north of the border 60 minutes of voting time.

    When the final tally is so close – in favour of Victorian performer Lee Harding (whose fans had the extra voting hour as well as Andrew G and James Matheson reminding them to vote during the show) over Brisbane gas-pumper Dan England (whose fans didn’t) – equity questions were bound to be asked.

Read the entire article: IDOL DAN vote is daylight robbery, claims premier

it's just came to my

it's just came to my attention that...

WILL THERE BE A WORLD IDOL 2?

Cause if there is... that would mean.....

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CASEY DONOVAN WILL BE REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA....

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHE'LL WIN FOR SURE...

hey you know i heard that

hey you know i heard that casey didnt want to go...so there sending callea...

thats crap...

omgish really?they should

omgish really?

they should send James off...now that's a thought! lol

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...........

DON'T BULLSH*T PLEASE.............

CASEY HAS TO GO SHE WON IDOL...........

SHE'LL GO....... SHE ROCKS........ I THINK IT'S BECAUSE SHE'S NERVOUS............

thats just what i heard...i

thats just what i heard...i hate callea....GOO CASEY

and then theres the rumour

and then theres the rumour they will not have a world idol 2..........

please they don't if Casey isn't ganna be there.......

:):):):)

KATE FOR AUSTRALIAN IDOL 2005

Next time they'll say there

Next time they'll say there are too many contestants from this one state and there are not enough people voting from the state.

Oh my god! This is so

Oh my god! This is so stupid...there's no such thing as unfair. In America, Hawaii has so much more time to vote on the show than the rest of the country. That was why Jasmine Trias was placed in front of a better singer, LaToya London. 27 votes or 2.7 million votes difference does not matter. Those people who wanted him to stay in the competition so badly...they should have voted more? Also, how can you guarantee that most of Dan's fans are in Queensland? This has nothing to do with daylight savings...the competition is in its third year and voters should already know by now that you only have to vote to keep your favourite in. It's that simple. We don't vote the whole 20 hours too.

Yeah but...THE VOTING IN

Yeah but...

THE VOTING IN AMERICA IS FREE...

HERE IN AUSTRALIA YOU HAVE TO PAY 55CENTS SO YOU CAN ONLY EVER LIMIT YOURSELF...

IF IT WERE FREE I'D BE VOTING THE WHOLE 20 HOURS.

I didn't think of it that

I didn't think of it that way... the people from where Dan lives could of voted extra because that's where some of his votes come from... DON'T WORRY EVERYONE FROM WHERE DAN COMES I FEEL YOUR PAIN.

Don't worry!!  Dan will

Don't worry!!  Dan will have a recording contract and then everyone can go and EAT THEIR WORDS WHEN HE DOES WELL !!!

hey if your saying that we

hey if your saying that we r bagging dan..we arent...its just that stupid news article thingo...i mean making up bull crap reasons for someone getting booted in the 3rd series of the show is just plain dumb....edlovesbaby is right with what he/she is saying...

i'm bagging dan, i always do

i'm bagging dan, i always do , and i always will.

He might do really well though, I'm sure a lot of hotels might want to update their elevator music

you have been bagging Dan

you have been bagging Dan the whole bloo*y time !!!

You like who you like and leave the rest of us alone who like Dan!!  Everyone has different tastes

I like Jessica Alba - does

I like Jessica Alba - does that count?

Whatever tickles your fancy

Whatever tickles your fancy !!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA...they got the government involved?!?!.....wtf...

hahahah - it just gets

hahahah - it just gets funnier.

Poor Dan - robbed by daylight savings
Poor Dan Spillane - voters couldn't get through
Kate - money money money votes
Laura - dad rigging the telstra votes

hahhahahahahhaha
Sad thing is, it all works in Lee's favor everytime.

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