'American Idol' rewrites history, does away with America's vote

The latest in the show's new twists: the Judges' Save, a one-time get-out-of-elimination card that the panel can use to save the lowest vote-getter between now and when there are five singers left. "Idol" producers used examples of people like Tamyra Gray, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry who might have been helped by such a veto power. Only that's not correct: Both Gray and Daughtry were in the final four when they got cut, making them ineligible for the save. And isn't it besides the point? The judges shouldn't be voting either way. They're the ones who gave us Michael Sarver and Kris Allen to begin with!
Ray Mikshaw / Associated Press
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