Vote For Your 13th Idol at…Hot Horny Girls?

Jim, the behind the Idol prediction site, DialIdol.com, made an interesting discovery as he was testing the Idol phone numbers 1-866-436-5701-5412 for this Tuesday’s performance show.

The 13th number is NOT owned by Idol:

We all know the phone numbers to vote : 1-866-436-5701 through 5712.

Usually if you call these numbers outside a voting window they are busy and that is the case today.

However… This year there are 13 contestants. It appears that American Idol does not own 1-866-436-5713 (or 1-866-436-5700 for that matter). I’d advise you not to call either number as the content is not rated G.

This raises the question – what the heck are they going to do for the 13th contestant? Has anything heard anything? New numbers? New voting system entirely? A lone non-contiguous number? Are they frantically trying to buy the number? Am I just dialing wrong?

That 13th number leads to a porno chat line, inviting the caller to punch in their credit card numbers to chat with “hot horny girls.”

What will the producers do?   Order up a whole new set of phone numbers for this year?   Or use an odd number for that last number that will only be used for one week anyway?

Using an off-number would not only be really confusing, but would would result in confused people mistakenly calling the porno line–including lots of kids.   So my vote goes with the former–TPTB will have to order a brand new set of numbers.

  • chicksineggz

    I heard some people were speculating of one contestant earning immunity, so then they would only have to use 12 numbers.

  • poporange

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  • lovegoodmusic

    Maybe the shocker will be to add another contestant, and give one number to two contestants.

    For instance they would pair Danny with Jasmine with the same call number. So those who like Danny would use that number. And it would insure that Jasmine would have a place in the finals. Then they’ll send two contestants home for two weeks until the final 10.

    I’m laughing as I’m typing this but anything is possible.

  • anijsch

    I heard some people were speculating of one contestant earning immunity, so then they would only have to use 12 numbers.

    And the contestant have to choose, who get it.
    That would the kind of drama Simon like.

  • St.Lucia

    I’m not entirely sure why I found this post so hysterical, but I did.

    Of course. They have 13 contestants but no way to vote for 13.

    Think they might really do the SYTYCD format of not having us vote…

    Hmm… I could contemplate this forever.

  • thebluemartini

    After the show on Thursday, my mom and I were discussing about voting and we wondered if maybe they would give contestant 13 the number 14 when voting since 13 is considered to be unlucky. So maybe they’ll do that? But I suppose people will still accidentally call 13…HMM.

  • snuffles

    It’s quite the sticky wicket. I’m VERY interested in seeing how the show deals with it. Did they even THINK about this potential problem before they chose 13? Or did they do it and the next day go “Oh sh!t”.

    People have tried calling other combinations of 1-866-IDOLS-## but it looks like the hot horny girls company bought up just about every double digit number surrounding 1 – 12.

  • Miss Chaos

    I cant believe this, I dont know why I think it is so funny! I dont know what they are going to do, I like the immunity idea, didnt they know about this when they went to 13, or maybe Simon know, thats why he has had that evil smile, the last few weeks. LOL

  • kozisedso

    It’s too funny. This sounds about as screwed up as everything else about this season. I bet any number of hot horny girls could sing better than 2/3’s of the contestants anyway.

  • hardkandy

    Hahahaa. they’re just full of so much fail this year.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Hehe. This is almost as funny as Randy & Adam’s dinner date.

  • cheese

    Maybe we can log our votes for Danny directly with God?

    I agree with speculation that people are going to dial the porno number for whoever sings 13th regardless of how many times Ryan tells us there’s a new number.

  • JJRRutgers

    Wow, this is gonna be good. That phone sex company was brilliant to buy up all of the other possible numbers first of all. Kinda like cybersquatting misspelled websites, where something like espm.com dumps you onto a porn site. Anyway, here are a number of possibilities…

    A. Idol orders a brand new set of numbers. And I hope they make it ABUNDANTLY clear that the numbers have changed. This could make a big difference with the voting numbers since most fans won’t be used to the new numbers.

    B. AI could do what they used to do with Nashville Star and eliminate one singer right off the bat by only having 12 singers sing. The last two singers to sing will be #12 on your phone dial and the other will be Lisa Luschnered.

    C. AI will not announce voting numbers at all until the end of the contest. Then, the judges (i.e. TPTB) will announce one singer who will have immunity, and the other 12 will get the normal phone numbers. Look for the immune singer to be the singer with the pimp slot anyway, since the pimp slot singer has NEVER been eliminated in the early rounds, and it makes the voting numbers simply in order of singing.

    C. (ver 2) AI announces that in a new twist for this round only, one singer has randomly (gaffaws) been selected to be immune for this round from elimination. That singer will be the last singer to perform. We won’t find out though until the end of the night when all of the other finalists have performed.

    D. AI does nothing, and we have one helluva scandal on our hands.

    AI is going have to do SOMETHING different if they want to avoid embarassment on Tuesday night. I hope they do nothing just to see the fur fly!

  • jersey

    This really is funny. You would have thought that they would have checked something like this out. LOL. I agree with MJ, I think to be fair they have to get a whole new set of contiguous numbers. Although I bet the Hot, Horny Girls people would be willing to part with the number, for a price.

  • primeminister

    Hahahaa. theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re just full of so much fail this year.

    They are! haha.

    I guess Michael Slezak was right about Idol starting to go off the rails!

  • Victoria

    I bet if someone accidently called that number, Bikini Girl would answer.

    I’m leaning towards the immunity idea. That seems the most logical. Even if they orderd a new set of numbers altogther, there would still be people who called the old ones by mistake. After all, this is the 8th season, and a lot of us can dial the Idol numbers in our sleep. Changing it would confuse people. I bet TPTB didn’t even think of this.

    Maybe the shocker will be to add another contestant, and give one number to two contestants.

    For instance they would pair Danny with Jasmine with the same call number. So those who like Danny would use that number. And it would insure that Jasmine would have a place in the finals. Then theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll send two contestants home for two weeks until the final 10.

    Yikes, I hope not. What if they paired Danny with Adam?! I swore I wouldn’t vote for Danny, but I don’t think I could not vote for Adam.

    ETA: I almost hope they don’t do anything. That would be highly entertaining.

  • LadyBeBop

    It has to be some kind of immunity. That’s the only logical rationale.

    I have a feeling this will be a season-long deal..or at least until about the top 5 or 4.

    But how are they going to work it?

    1) The judges would give immunity based on that show’s performances. I don’t see how that would work. We wouldn’t know the phone numbers until the very end (let’s say that the 2nd contestant of the night is granted immunity. The 3rd contestant would be 1-866-IDOL02, not 1-866-IDOL03).

    Gone will be the contestant’s cheesy holding-up-the-fingers-to-indicate-what-number-to-call. Because they won’t know until the end.

    And that might be a cheesy way for the judges to ensure their pets get through after a not-so-good week. Under this format, I wouldn’t be surprised if Megan got immunity this week.

    2) Immunity is granted during the results show for the next week, based on either the votes, or the judges. The contestant wouldn’t have to sing the following Tuesday. I don’t think that’s it for a couple of reasons. a) They would have already had to announce immunity for this Tuesday’s show. They may announce it Tuesday at the beginning though. b) That may lose viewers who eagerly anticipate someone performing.

    Let’s assume Adam is granted immunity on Wednesday results show for the following Tuesday. His fans might not watch on the following Tuesday, knowing that he won’t sing and also knowing they don’t need to vote.

    3) Immunity is granted immediately after the contestant sings that week, based on the previous week’s voting (the highest number of votes). And this is the idea that makes sense.

    Let’s say that the first 12 contestants sing, and they each have their specific number from 1-12. The 13th contestant sings, and Ryan announces that since he had the highest number of votes during the semi-finals, he won immunity for that week.

    And in following weeks, to keep the contestants on their toes, it’s not the last contestant that week who wins immunity. It could be the 2nd…the 5th…any contestant.

    I’d bet my reputation (what reputation I have), that’s the big twist this year.

  • itsalleternal

    IS 1-866-IDOLS-14 available?

  • JJRRutgers

    1-866-IDOLS-01 through 12 is owned by AI.
    1-866-IDOLS-13 through 99 & 00 is owned by a phone sex line. That’s the skinny.

  • New York Avon Lady

    Could possibly have all of their names in a bucket or something, and have someone (maybe someone from the audience) pull out one name, and that person wouldn’t have to sing this week. That way they wouldn’t have to name the most popular contestant or the one with the most votes so far.

  • sidewalk

    It has to be some kind of immunity. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the only logical rationale.

    I have a feeling this will be a season-long deal..or at least until about the top 5 or 4.

    But how are they going to work it?

    1) The judges would give immunity based on that showà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performances. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see how that would work. We wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know the phone numbers until the very end (letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s say that the 2nd contestant of the night is granted immunity. The 3rd contestant would be 1-866-IDOL02, not 1-866-IDOL03).

    Gone will be the contestantà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s cheesy holding-up-the-fingers-to-indicate-what-number-to-call. Because they wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know until the end.

    And that might be a cheesy way for the judges to ensure their pets get through after a not-so-good week. Under this format, I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be surprised if Megan got immunity this week.

    2) Immunity is granted during the results show for the next week, based on either the votes, or the judges. The contestant wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have to sing the following Tuesday. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s it for a couple of reasons. a) They would have already had to announce immunity for this Tuesdayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s show. They may announce it Tuesday at the beginning though. b) That may lose viewers who eagerly anticipate someone performing.

    Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s assume Adam is granted immunity on Wednesday results show for the following Tuesday. His fans might not watch on the following Tuesday, knowing that he wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sing and also knowing they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need to vote.

    3) Immunity is granted immediately after the contestant sings that week, based on the previous weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s voting (the highest number of votes). And this is the idea that makes sense.

    Letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s say that the first 12 contestants sing, and they each have their specific number from 1-12. The 13th contestant sings, and Ryan announces that since he had the highest number of votes during the semi-finals, he won immunity for that week.

    And in following weeks, to keep the contestants on their toes, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not the last contestant that week who wins immunity. It could be the 2ndà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦the 5thà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦any contestant.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d bet my reputation (what reputation I have), thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the big twist this year.

    I agree that immunity is probably the way they will go, however the issue I see with the last method is that it’s pretty likely one contestant will be the highest vote getter multiple weeks. In theory, someone like Danny or Adam could go the entire season and never actually be up for elimination, and that just seems un-Idolish. That is why I think the first idea, where everyone sings, no numbers are given out, and then at the end the judges choose who will be immune and numbers are given out for the other 12 (or however many remain).

    Or maybe they’ll get a whole new set of numbers…hmm…what could they use?
    1-866-SIMON-# 1-866-DANNY-#?

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    AI is going have to do SOMETHING different if they want to avoid embarassment on Tuesday night. I hope they do nothing just to see the fur fly!

    lol.. that will be interesting… the AI haters will have a great week if that happened (cross fingers, I hope they don ´t do anything… oh we will have fun ;D )

    I bet if someone accidently called that number, Bikini Girl would answer.

    lol… auch…

  • CathyMK

    I guess Nigel Lythgoe really was the brains of the operation. Imagine how hard he’s laughing right now!

    Do you suppose they’ll make up some bogus reason to explain whatever changes in the voting they make? That will be fun to watch all on its own.

  • snuffles

    I think the FAIREST thing to do is order a whole new set of numbers. Like 1-800-IDOLS-##

  • JJRRutgers

    The reason they use 866 is probably because 800, 888, and 877 are already accounted for.

  • lovegoodmusic

    Victoria:

    Yikes, I hope not. What if they paired Danny with Adam?! I swore I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t vote for Danny, but I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think I could not vote for Adam.

    Oh I understand how you feel because Adam is one of my favorites. And I would hate to see him paired with some of the other off key singers.

    I still think they might bring in another cast member, because they showed an unknown female contestant’s audition in between the commercial break.

    Does anyone recognize her? Could it be this contestant to shake up the living quarters in the mansion? I heard she had a makeover, and this might be her.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyimcFym6_I

  • primeminister

    I agree that immunity is probably the way they will go, however the issue I see with the last method is that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pretty likely one contestant will be the highest vote getter multiple weeks. In theory, someone like Danny or Adam could go the entire season and never actually be up for elimination, and that just seems un-Idolish.

    It won’t be possible for someone to go through the entire season without being up for elimination.

    The most frequent a contestant can gain immunity through this method is every other week. You can’t be the “highest vote getter” on a week you receive immunity because essentially, you will receive no votes.

    On a side note, if Idol hasn’t realized this 13th number problem by now, watch someone like Scott get the pimp spot and be the 13th contestant. All the grannies calling in for him will be SHOCKED!

  • Natasha

    Maybe we can log our votes for Danny directly with God?

    Bwahaha.

    I think they’re going to have to get new numbers. They can’t have one odd number or run the risk that some kid will dial the porn line. Pairing people up? I would stop watching. Talk about random and unfair. I really shudder to think what else they have up their sleeve this season.

  • snuffles

    Even if someone gets this so called “immunity”, they still should perform. I mean, that’s why the contestants are there. Not only to win but to get the chance to perform on a NATIONAL STAGE every week. I can’t imagine ANY of them would want to miss a chance to perform, even if it meant they’d be safe.

  • Victoria

    Rickey has a video of what 1-866-IDOLS-13 sounds like if anyone’s interested, haha: http://www.rickey.org/?p=12544

  • progression

    Maybe we can log our votes for Danny directly with God?

    Awesome.

    The extra person is going to make the show pretty rushed (wouldn’t want any singing eating into judges/product placement/commercials time), they need to get rid of them early on. Maybe they’ll do a sing off next week and have the judges vote one off, then kick the remaining 12 to the voters.

  • Victoria

    I still think they might bring in another cast member, because they showed an unknown female contestantà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s audition in between the commercial break.

    I think you might be right about the bringing-someone-back thing, but I don’t think it will be her…

  • snuffles

    WHY would they bring in another cast member!? They’re already up sh!ts creek with the IDOLS 13 debacle. Plus they DO have a SCHEDULE to maintain. The show has to be done by May 20th.

  • Victoria

    WHY would they bring in another cast member!? Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re already up sh!ts creek with the IDOLS 13 debacle. Plus they DO have a SCHEDULE to maintain. The show has to be done by May 20th.

    Go look at MJ’s new post. Michael Castro’s coming back, for some reason. It could be him.

  • lovegoodmusic

    snuffles:

    WHY would they bring in another cast member!? Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re already up sh!ts creek with the IDOLS 13 debacle. Plus they DO have a SCHEDULE to maintain. The show has to be done by May 20th.

    They can still keep their schedule by eliminating two contestants for the first two weeks. But they will have to cut down on the judges talk time and the Idols back stories in order to make it work.

    I personally wouldn’t mind seeing another contestant added to the cast.

    And there has to be a reason why they are showing an unknown person’s audition.

  • ettacandy

    Maybe the person selected to lead off the show now has immunity. Instead of being the “death spot” it is not the only spot guaranteed to get you through to the next round!!

    Can you imagine?

    Well, at this point I guess anything is possible. Liek many, my money is on the producers wither “buying back” IDOLS-13 for one week, or buying 13 new numbers in sequence.

    Should be interesting.

  • New York Avon Lady

    Internet voting would solve the problem.

  • temkanoe

    Or Maybe Or maybe they’ll choose a bottom three at the end of the program and we will have to vote on who gets to say out of the three contestants!!!!

    Ah!!! HMmmm…..??

    I actually can’t wait to find out, only I won’t watch because Idol 08 sucks this year… I will await for MJ spoilers. YAY!!!

  • hypertwink

    Maybe, they’ll play for immunity. Imagine contestants with oversized foam mikes beating each other to death… :laugh_tb:

  • CathyMK

    So, if Hot Horny Girls gets enough votes, will one of them get to come on the show and sing the following week? Simon would probably be fine with it.

  • bjames

    oh SNAP. either way, a lot of people are going to call that number on tuesday night. loves it.

  • Joanna S.

    If what has already been mentioned does not happen, this is the only way I could see it going:

    1 – FOX runs around like headless chickens to rearrange their schedule next week, and have 7 contestants sing one night, 6 the following night, and have the results show the third night. The singers with the lowest scores for both nights get sent home.

    2 – When the Top 13 finishes performing, they ask the LIVE audience to vote for their favorite during the last commercial break a la America’s Funniest Home Videos. That contestant gets immunity. I think this scenario would be more likely.

  • Tony

    God damn this season is chock full of failure.

    And what’s up with this immunity talk? That sounds like a terrible idea.

  • sunchick

    Maybe we can log our votes for Danny directly with God?

    :lol_tb: I’m sure God wouldn’t mind giving him his own private line. To vote for Danny, call I 866 JESUS01. And remember, every time the phone rings, an angel gets their wings…

    Seriously though, couldn’t they strike a deal with the hot and horny girls and “rent” the extra phone number for a limited time? Kinda like in Pretty Woman, when Richard Gere paid Julia Roberts for her services for a week, so she didn’t take any calls from other johns. :innocent1_tb:

  • lifeisfun

    This idea would solve the itunes problem, the voting problem, and the issue of voting for a current idol!

    how about instead of calling to vote, you can only vote by buying the song? this way itunes makes millions of dollars, and it would be like the real world where an artist is only as good as the number of songs they sell!!!! plus itunes wouldnt need the phone lines w/ the porn (which cracks me up)

    the problem: people would complain that not everyone has a computer/ computer w/ an itunes account, but then itunes would make money getting more and more people to get accounts. Plus wouldnt ryan love one more thing to talk about on idol! he could explain how to download itunes and make an account, how to by music, etc!!!!

    the only problem w/ immunity is idol doesnt like giving out who’s ahead in the race! which i always thought was dumb because it would inspire more people to vote all night if they knew their favorite was behind someone like Gokey!

    maybe in order to pay off Horny girls idol could let them say the little speech “you voted for so and so,” and then add “to talk to horny girls please press 1″ that would be the biggest scandal on idol yet! ha ha

  • idolkiwi

    I’m so confused… :glurps_tb:
    …a singing competition where competitors are granted immunity so they don’t have to sing…Top50 -14=Top36-27=9 *WILDCARD*=3 1=Top13and now -2 to avoid calling God or the porn girls…

  • bean99

    I don’t see them bringing anyone back or granting immunity but don’t have a clue what they’ll do about the phone #s. There doesn’t seem to be a fair way to do it except for getting all new #s.

  • http://www.myspace.com/wn780 k4dc

    Well, no matter what they do, it’s definitely got people talking! I’ll bet that was all part of their evil plan to begin with….bwahahahaha!

  • dante

    I don’t know why I find this so funny……..but somehow it just fits with this whole mess of Season 8 so far!!!

  • sidewalk

    It wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be possible for someone to go through the entire season without being up for elimination.

    The most frequent a contestant can gain immunity through this method is every other week. You canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“highest vote getterà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on a week you receive immunity because essentially, you will receive no votes.

    Ah, true. However, I think it’s very likely it could flip between two people. Like last season had they used this method, I doubt there was a single week from top 12 on(except maybe Idol Gives Back w/ Jason) where a David wasn’t the top vote getter.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know why I find this so funnyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..but somehow it just fits with this whole mess of Season 8 so far!!!

    Amen. This season is going down in flames.