Every story I have seen today makes it seem like what happened yesterday and this morning in American Idol is the equivalent of front page news that should be splashed in banner headlines around the world. For those of you who choose not to watch American Idol or didn't catch the entire drama here it is according to me.
Apparently, like last year on the show there was a contestant this year who had already had a single (Let It Slide) and album (This Crazy Life) released on a major label. Neither did that great and so Joanna Pacitti kind of faded away. Kind of. While she was fading she allegedly became involved with an executive of 19 Management which is one of the companies that oversees the show. Lo and behold, Joanna auditions for the show, gets picked and makes it to the final 36. She made it to the final 36 despite the fact she wasn't supposed to be there because of her prior experience, and that because this is essentially a game show, any interaction with an executive of the show could be considered attempting to fix the outcome of the game. There have already been reports that anything negative she has done along the way such as forgetting words or missing notes has been edited out in an attempt to make her the clear favorite.
Well after making the final 36 last night, FOX executives stepped in and replaced with her a married mother from Virginia Beach named Felicia Barton. If you want to see the video and hear the song Joanna previously released it is down below.