'American Idol' finale result infuriates fans of the show — 'American Idol is rigged'

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 03, 2018
01:55 P.M.
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ABC has come under fire over American Idol’s season finale. On the episode, one winner was chosen amongst the remaining three.

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Fans took to Twitter to share how displeased they were with the chosen contestant. Many fans felt the show was rigged according to Fox News.

ABC’s American Idol revival finally ended recently and a winner was chosen. Some fans were upset when their favorite contestant wasn’t chosen.

The two-hour finale saw performances from the judges, some stars and, the three remaining contestants. The contestants were Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett, and Maddie Poppe.

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Only one of the three contestants could win the competition. The show’s host, Ryan Seacrest, gathered all three of competitors on stage for their first elimination of the night.

‘Honestly... before this episode began, I was completely okay with Maddie Poppe winning. But now? Now it's just ruined because it was very obviously staged with her and Caleb.’

Jess Muir, Twitter, May 22, 2018

The first person he named was Hutchinson who was safe. Seacrest then informed Barrett that her journey on the show had come to an end.

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Fans of the two contestants who were safe were extremely happy, but Barrett’s fans were not pleased. On Twitter, one fan named Carina wrote, ‘Who cares about American Idol now because Gabby should have won.’

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Another fan name Queen Bri felt that American Idol was rigged and Barrett not winning was the biggest upset of 2018. Then, in a surprise turn of events, the remaining contestants Hutchinson and Poppe revealed to the public that they were dating.

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Seacrest then gathered the happy couple again on stage to announce Poppe as ABC's first American Idol. Fans felt that the finale was rigged with the couple managing to place second and first.

A fan named Crystal C felt that everybody knew that Hutchinson should have won. She added that she was disappointed in America’s vote.

Nicole Brajdic wrote ‘So once again tonight proved American Idol is just a popularity contest.’

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