Former American Idol Contestant Claims the Show Is Rigged

Is the fix in at American Idol? According to Season 8 contestant Ju’Not Joyner, it is.

During a recent online chat session with AI Now, Joyner hurled some shocking accusations about the series.

“It’s a fixed thing if ever I saw one,” Joyner boldly declared. [P]eople think AI is a talent show No. It’s a reality show with writers!! We’re all actors. All these shows have writers that guide the public opinion. The Hills, Real World. All of them.”

And as far as whether the public’s votes really determine the show’s winners, Ju’Not has news for us all.

“Do you think a billion-dollar enterprise is subject to the whim of the public?” Joyner asked rhetorically.

Joyner claims that he was branded as a “troublemaker” for raising questions about his contract (or, in his words, “slavetract”) and, as a result, he was muscled out of the competition by the show’s producers.

“I definitely believed that affected my time on the show,” Joyner posits. “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?”

Added Joyner, “Idol ain’t all it is cracked up to be…It’s certainly not the fairytale most think it is.”

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Joyner is telling the truth, or is he just suffering from a case of sour grapes?

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