Usually I write an American Idol is rigged story somewhere during the season, but this time it is even before Paula Abdul finds out if she is going to be back sipping whatever it is she drinks each week. This time the allegation comes from Ju'Not Joyner, a contestant on the 8th season, who besides having an interesting first name says that the show is decided by producers and not by the public.
I don't really buy that once it gets to the television audience voting portion of the show, but I have no problems believing it prior to that point. If you are a producer and someone is causing trouble, it is pretty easy to just drop the person causing trouble and move on to someone who will play the game and do as they are told.
Ju'Not who says he caused trouble claims he was not invited to the wild card round because he had questioned producers about the fairness of his contract, or as he called at a "slavetract."
"I definitely believed that affected my time on the show. They didn't like the fact that I wouldn't sign 'just anything' and that other contestants were coming asking me questions. So I think they ousted me the first chance they could get...Even if I didn't get in on votes...how did I not get picked for the Wild Card show when I received comments from the 'judges' that were better than most of the contestants who were picked for the Wild Card show?"
He also says he refused to let the show talk about his background or how he came to be on the show and where he came from. The guy admits he was a pain in the ass. I don't blame the producers for getting rid of him. I don't think that is being rigged. I think that is just we don't need someone causing trouble all season long.