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Crazazy TV Contraption Predicts "Idol" Losers

4/10/2008 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TiVoIf you want to place bets on "Idol" in Vegas, we think we found a way you could score millions of bucks.

TiVo may have cracked the mystery of who gets kicked off and who doesn't. Company insiders say they can predict who's not connecting by TiVo usage.

Here's the deal. In a sample of 20,000 users, TiVo monitors traffic -- which contestants get replayed (a sign of popularity) and which one's get fast-forwarded.

You think it's bogus? Well, the TiVo system has nailed who got booted four weeks in a row.

And who does TiVo say is getting the ax tonight? Poor Syesha. Take it to the bank, people.


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136.

jerseyidol    

MiCHAEL JOHNS DID NOT DESERVE TO GO HOME AT ALL!!!! very upset about the results..
guess tivo was wrong.

2199 days ago
137.

gitan    

i guess tivo was WAY wrong. michael johns is a phenomenal singer. aeysha isn't bad - certainly better than the country singing blonde (not brooke) but aeysha should be gone if not country-girl....i'm sure michael has a bright future ahead.

2199 days ago
138.

Cas    

Haha Tivo got it wrong!!!!!!! I won't spoil but Syesha was not the one sent home!!!!

2199 days ago
139.

lisa    

And who does TiVo say is getting the ax tonight? Poor Syesha. Take it to the bank, people.
eh wrong michael johns left

2199 days ago
140.

jeff    

i thought they were certain about the loser on idol tonight.well i took it to the bank and lost the house over it.i hope this will teach everyone a lesson on gambling.now i hope they will help me get my house back.i have 4 homeless children now

2199 days ago
141.

Stephanie    

Michael Johns should NOT have gone home, he was one of the best!!!!! But I am soo super happy that David Archuleta is still on. Michael Johns should still be in the competition.

2199 days ago
142.

jeff    

i think david archuletta should be gone.he is no idol and reminds me of opie.he cant sing any songs that have some pep to them.when he tried he screwed up.i don t think we need a young idol to be singing songs that put us to sleep.he may be clean cut now ,but give him some money and see what will happen then.he hasn t even reached the age where he can party,.get rid of the little opie

2199 days ago
143.

T.G    

Guess what!?! Syesha did not go home TIVO!!! Glad I didn't take that one to the bank!! It was Micheal Johns, so what will be the theory next week..The country singing chick should definitely went home tonight, and next week the somewhere over the rainbow singer..UGH!!!

2199 days ago
144.

LuvBear    

So the Tivo Box was wrong. Syesha wasn't voted off as predicted. They instead voted off Michael John. I think they made a big mistake. Kristy Lee Cook sings mostly country and the mentors yet to come on the show won't be doing counrtry, except maybe for maybe Neil Diamond.. She will have to show ahe can do other music besides country to stay afloat. Even if Simon says she belongs with country. I don't know how much long David Cook will last either. He can sing but I'm not sure if he will make it thru to the end.

2198 days ago
145.

breezinldy    

SWEETMUSICMAN.... Thank you! Now we are judging based on someone's hair! GROW UP PEOPLE!!!
I hate TIVO got this wrong! There will be only one winner, it just seemed like it was the wrong time for Michael?!?!?
I guess it was scripted that Ryan remind the whole world that last year no one went home on this week and then turned around to say but not this year...... your outta here. Kind of like what happened with Joshuah during the auditions. We all fell in love with his story of trying to grow up too fast. P.S. Simon he has a record deal with a solid label. I guess the producers knew he needed the air time. Simon.. try staying up till 3am to pick the perfect song, having a discontect with the band and being so gracious as to thank them but stand solo. Hummmmmmmmm. I usually agree with Simon but you were wrong about him.

2198 days ago
146.

Crystaldmorgan    

HaHAHA They were wrong....!!!!!!

2198 days ago
147.

Stanley    

Sayesha is so boring that it is amazing she is still on the show, but I would think the country western crap would go first. From the evidence, if you are only a mediocre singer, do country western on AI and you could still win. Sayesha is another of those cookie cutter singers that never do anything original and sound just like thousands of other singers who make it for a short time in the bubble gum music scene. Archeletta or David Cook are the singers who are obviously the best, but that does not always seem to matter on AI. Remember Hicks. The guy stinks, but somehow he wond. Something not kosher about that.

2198 days ago
148.

lucy    

I think it's rigged because John Michaels should never have gone home. He is the best of all of them.

2198 days ago
149.

Stephanie    

I WAS CRYING WHEN DAVID ARCHULETA DID NOT WIN AMERICAN IDOL. HE SHOULD HAVE WON. IT WAS IN THE NEWSPAPER THAT THE VOTERS WERE BEING REBELLIOUS AGAINST THE JUDGES BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT THE JUDGES WERE SAYING THAT THERE WAS "no competition" AND THAT "David Archuleta would probably win" BECAUSE HE SANG SO AMAZINGLY! AND ALL OF DAVID ARCHULETA'S FANS VOTED FOR DAVID COOK INSTEAD.....THAT IS NOT FAIR BECAUSE DAVID ARCHULETA LOST. I AM SOOO UPSET ABOUT THAT.

DAVID ARCHULETA---YOU MAY NOT BE AMERICA'S IDOL, BUT YOU ARE MY IDOL AND I LOVE YOU! CONGRATS ON MAKING IT THAT FAR!!!!!! YOU TOTALLY DESERVED TO WIN! YOU WON MY HEART!!

2151 days ago
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