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Add Alexis Grace to the Tour
Petition Background (Preamble):
1) the judges singled her out and gave her "advice" to "dirty herself up", which painted negative picture of her character in the minds of some voters, thus costing her some popularity. ONLY she had to deal with this. This "dirty" emphasis is the most likely cause of Alexis' elimination at country week. So their failures not only attached a stigma to her character in the minds of some voters but it likely cost her the tour and much longer and deserved AI run. (see my other blog post)
2). The save was made for a situation just like Alexis': a talented performer who picks a "bad" song and gets surprisingly eliminated, has lots of potential and would shine the following week, and has something as significant as the tour at stake. In addition, they should have saved her based on principle; their mistakes most likely led to her elimination and at the very least attached a stigma to her character. So they had the chance to own up to their mistakes and give her the save that she deserved. But instead they chose to deny her of the tour and let this amazing talent fade into obscurity with an unjust elimination, and a lingering stigma on her character (from the "dirty" emphasis). At the same time, they were generous to others with the wildcard picks (ie Megan, Jasmine, Matt (bringing him back after he bombed the top 36 and then giving him another chance after the top 7). Arguably it was because she didn't sing her swan song well enough, but then they save Matt even though he sang his swan song worse than the night before, even though he has "no chance of winning what so ever" (Simon) and even though he had already been given a second chance after not getting enough votes due to a bad top 36. Not to mention that he (and everyone else this season) did not have to deal with a perceived character flaw that stemmed from judges' failures).
3) To make matters worse, to kick more dust into her eyes, they (Kara) then LIE about her AI run in attempt to make Alexis seem worse then she actually was. They did this to justify their mistake of not saving her and in doing so they unjustly reaped away all her deserved credit... they made it seem like all of her performances were "bad song choices" (a total lie).
I think in Alexis' case, aside from the fact that the judges singled out only Alexis with their poor advice that cost her some popularity and added a stigma to her character in some peoples' minds that will now linger on even after her stint on idol, aside from the fact that their mistakes were the most likely cause of her shocking, premature elimination, aside from the fact that they chose not to save her even though the save was meant to be used for her type of situation... the most disgusting act was totally misrepresenting her AI run with blatant lies in an attempt to justify not saving her... to say (lie) that she picked bad songs throughout her entire AI run totally reaps away ALL of the credit she had earned throughout her short run. It's the biggest insult i have ever seen towards a contestant in AI history and it spoke volumes about Kara's integrity and lack of class. Instead of leaving with a legacy of good performances, she now leaves with the stigma of being the "dirty girl who didn't stay true to herself... the dirty young, single mom" who picked "bad" songs for basically her entire AI run. That is totally unacceptable.
For the two full arguments:
1) "why the judges mistakes were the most likely cause of Alexis' unjust and early elimination and 2) Why AI should Add Alexis Grace to the tour; why she has been treated more unfairly than anyone else in AI history. see: http://myidol.americanidol.com/iluvpower/blog
This will at least give back to Alexis SOME of what she deserved... it would give back some of the earned credit they reaped away from her with their blatantly false comments on the top 10 show... it will give back the spot on the tour they took away from her (not only by choosing not save her despite the fact that she deserved it... but also because their "advice" most probably got her eliminated in the first place)... it will give back some of the popularity they took away from her with their "advice" that painted a negative picture of her character in the minds voters... The judges made mistakes this year that cost Alexis dearly... they are human and we can all make mistakes... but if they have integrity and class they would try to own up to those mistakes by doing the right thing.
So please AI... do the right thing... Add Alexis Grace to the tour. She has unique vocal style that oooozzes of soul and blues and she barely got to show it. Aside from it being the RIGHT thing to do given how Alexis has been totally mistreated this year... it would also make the tour a lot better and it would help to balance the skewed guy to girl ratio this year. You bent the rules this year with the top 13 ... so why not "bend" the rules and make it a top 11 tour this year for Alexis Grace when there are several significant reasons for doing so?
We FULLY agree that AI failed Alexis Grace by using poorly worded advice that 1)was easily interpreted in a manner that attached a stigma to her character in the minds of some of the viewers, 2) cost her some popularity, and 3) most likely got her eliminated. We FULLY agree that their mistakes are unacceptable and they owe Alexis Grace. We FULLY agree that it was tasteless and unacceptable of them to insult Alexis Grace on the top 10 show by lying about her AI run in an attempt to justify not saving her. We totally agree that, in addition to all of the above, Alexis would make the tour a lot better and she deserves to be there based on even talent alone.
We TOTALLY support adding Alexis Grace to the tour.
The Add Alexis Grace to the Tour petition to Anyone who watches American Idol, is a fan of talent, and wants to see justice served was written by iluvpoewr and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: alexis, grace, character, mistakes, stigma, totally, minds, dirty, deserved, elimination, advice, judges, history, popularity, chance, worse, aside, given, eliminated, fully, season, talent, treated, justify, class, unaccepta