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Candice Glover, the woman who was not good enough to even make the voting rounds the past 2 seasons, ended up winning American Idol season 12. A fitting end to a season that was highly manipulated to produce a female winner. Unfortunately, our pick Kree did not win, but that's OK as we had fun getting her to the end and supporting other phenomenal picks like Lazaro, Zoanette, and Charlie this year. It was VFTW's final season and we had a blast thanks to all of our wonderful fans. Thanks for keeping it fun!
Don't forget to bid on the official VFTW caricatures, ending in only a FEW MINUTES!
And check back in a few minutes, we're going to have a special present for all of you who have voted with us through the years as the last post ever on the front page of Vote for the Worst.
Kree Harrison struggled to skreech the notes on her winning single, All Cried Out. That's a pretty good sign of what we'd get if she wins. This means she must win. Not that Candice was much better. And not that either of these two could become legitimate singing stars in today's image obsessed market. But hey, Kree is definitely worse and the show clearly wants Candice to win, so we must inkreese our efforts to help Kree win, because this terrible season deserves it.
This is Vote for the Worst's last night of voting ever. So make it count. Vote for Kree Harrison by supervoting at AmericanIdol.com and by dialing 1-866-436-5701, 03, 05, or 07.
Check back tomorrow to see if we can celebrate one final VFTW victory or if Candice takes the crown.
Want to know what Kree and Candice are singing this week? Neither do we. But here is the information anyway from The Idol Pad.
Simon Fuller's Choice
Kree - "Angel" (hopefully with a montage of sick animals)
Candice - "Chasing Pavements"
Kree - "Up to the Mountain"
Candice - "I Who Have Nothing"
Kree - "All Cried Out"
Candice - "I Am Beautiful"
Reports have been coming out all week that the 4 judges will be fired at the end of this season of American Idol. Rather than wait to be fired, the most useless judge of all, Randy Jackson, has decided to quit. He tells E! News:
“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he says. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
Only Randy would start his statement with, "Yo! Yo! Yo!" He is probably the person who has been paid the most money to do absolutely nothing interesting for 12 years. Let's all take a moment to reflect on the awesome Randy Jackson moments he brought us over his 12 seasons of Idol... You can't thing of a single one either, can you?
Will anyone miss Randy? Did anyone notice he was even there this season? (Story via MJ's Big Blog)
Make sure to make your bid for the last ever Vote for the Worst caricatures. As always, we're auctioning these off and giving 100% of the profit to talented caricature artist Laura Hawbaker who spends time every year doing these for us. Since this is VFTW's last season, this is your last chance to own a piece of Vote for the Worst history. You will own the only copy of this caricature and you can do whatever you please with it (we prefer framing it and worshiping it at regular intervals throughout the day).
So make sure to bid now and don't lose out! The auctions end just after 10 PM Eastern on Thursday night.
Holy shit! Angie Miller was just sent home on American Idol and Kree Harrison, VFTW pick, made it to the top 2. We did, it, Worsters! We eliminated any semblance of a marketable winner and got our girl Kree into the finale. BWAHAHA! Angie wanted to join Mount Failmore with the other Idol winners who did nothing with their careers, but now she can't even aim that high. Please send all love mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook page, or tweet us @votefortheworst. to congratulate us on finally kicking out Angie.
And now you can bid on the official VFTW caricatures. These are our last caricatures ever, so make sure to bid on this final piece of VFTW history. As always, 100% of the money will go to talented artist Laura Hawbaker for all of her hard work. Start your bidding now!
We couldn't have said it any better than that billboard from Kree's hometown visit: KREEM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP! The judges clearly want Kree to go home and they gave her the "It's time for you to go" talk they've given to many contestants this season during their last week. Their Angie/Candice finale is all the producers have been wishing for all season, so let's not give it to them.
So let's vote for Kree. Make sure to SuperVote at AmericanIdol.com and then dial 1-866-436-5701, 1-866-436-5704, or 1-866-436-5707 as much as you can. If we can knock out Angie or Candice, their fans would be furious. And you do want furious Idol fans, don't you?
The song spoilers are out for the top 3 courtesy of The Idol Pad. They're fairly boring, and we know Kree won't swear in her performance (thought it would be awesome if she did).
"Maybe" by Emile Sandé
"Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" by Elton John
"Try" by Pink
"Next To Me" by Emile Sandé
"One" by U2
"Somewhere" by Reri Grist/Barbra Stresiand
"Fuckin' Perfect" by Pink
"Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry
"Here Comes Goodbye" by Chris Sligh/Rascal Flatts
Only a few more weeks to go at VFTW and there's no better way of wrapping things up then re-visiting the greatest VFTW performances ever on Idol! Many things can make for a great VFTW performance: It can be terrible singing, awful dancing, ridiculous hair or a wearing purple velour jacket (or a combination of all four!) like this next contestant...
20- Taylor Hicks - Play That Funky Music White Boy!
Remember when American Idol was the most powerful force in the entertainment industry? It seemed like they could do no wrong. Some wonder where things went so wrong that they now get barely 10 million viewers. Well, that's easy to answer: It was when Taylor Hicks won American Idol. Taylor was a complete joke and it was no surpise when his career predictably flopped, proving that Idol was a joke while signaling that Idol was being taken over by Grannies and pathetic middle-aged housewives who would eventually go on to destroy this show...