American Idol All Alumni Judge Poll Result Team Clarkson Loses

American Idol all alumni poll result

When it was announced that ex American Idol alumni Jennifer Hudson was to be a new judge on season 13 of the show, with hints that the new season would have an all alumni judging panel we went, wow! We decided to ask you, our faithful readers just who you would like to join her, and in the poll result, it appears that Team Kelly Clarkson loses with the Idol fans.

We were surprised at that. Kelly was the first ever winner on the show and seems to be doing quite well for herself, what with getting married soon and keeping very busy performing. Not too mention that she has a pretty solid fan base. But according to our poll, not that popular with fans of the American Idol show!

Now that it has been confirmed that Jennifer Hudson is a new judge from the network and the show’s producers and with the announcement of so many of the existing judges leaving, it is starting to look more and more like an all alumni panel could happen.

Just in case you’ve forgotten who was on the line-up of possible judges, here is the poll from last week:

American Idol All Alumni Judges
Who would you pick as an alumni judge on the panel?
Kelly Clarkson
Clay Aiken
Adam Lambert
Candice Glover
Other –

And here is how you thought it should go!

Clay Aiken who won second place on season three of Idol is the obvious number one favorite. Just to remind those of you of how Clay did when he was on the show, on May 21, 2003, Aiken came in a close second to Ruben Studdard, who won the contest by 134,000 votes out of more than 24,000,000 votes cast.

The result was very controversial, with the answer being that Idol’s voting system was just not capable of handling the number of attempted calls. But not so controversial as to keep him from being your number one choice out of the three alumni “Idols” who were mentioned for a spot on the judging panel.

With a staggering 126,605 votes (with results still coming in) Clay is the hand’s down favourite, beating Adam Lambert and knocking Candice Glover out of site.

But Clay is just the most popular of the choices we gave you, the American Idol all alumni judge poll also included the choice of Team Lambert and Team Clarkson and if you look at the numbers the result of who wins and who loses you might be surprised, but we doubt, because you voted!

Second place was that other crowd pleaser Adam Lambert. Like Clay Aiken, he also finished as the runner-up in the eighth season of the show. His time on American Idol was also full of controversy after photos of Adam surfaced where he was kissing another man during the American Idol competition.

Adam Lambert confirmed that the photos were of him and he stated that he had nothing to hide and had always been open about his life. Mainstream media had a field day while they speculated on his sexuality and the readiness of American Idol voters for an openly gay winner.

It seems pretty clear that you folks don’t care about his gender choice when it comes to judging the American Idol show as he got a substantial vote of 67666 putting him firmly in second.

But what about Kelly Clarkson? Well if the rumours are correct and the new season of Idol will only have three judges instead of their usual four? Team Kelly Clarkson is out!

Despite being the favourite of both the network and the show’s producers the soon to married Kelly came in a very definite third with only 8330 votes! In an upcoming season that promises that it might have only three on the panel, it looks like your choice is Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert.

A few of you (about 112 few in fact) didn’t want any of the choices we suggested.

But this has been a great turnout by you our faithful readers who showed up and voted a whopping 202895 times!

With all the “hype” around the judges for the new season being alumni who have been through that “trail by fire” of competing and either winning or coming close, we thought you might have a better idea of who should be in or out.

So out of our four names you’ve chosen two clear winners (Team Aiken and Team Lamber) and one clear loser (Team Clarkson) and sorry Candice Glover you didn’t even really get a “look in.”

So that is it, the “American Idol All Alumni Judge Poll Result” is…Team Clarkson loses and by a lot. Thanks for taking part in this “just for fun” poll. We love when you guys and gals tell us how you really feel!

By Michael Smith


22 Responses to "American Idol All Alumni Judge Poll Result Team Clarkson Loses"

  1. Chris   July 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Wish no matter what, Lambert lovers had never stopped voting ! By stopping you gave in.Even if you think this is rigged, be true ti what you want. Be heard !! Adam vs Clay as gay men is not what this is about.If you took a minute out to research what each has done for the good of others, you would see they are remarkable men who should be noticed for it but would rather be known for making people listen to their words and hear what they have to say. Embrace them for who they are. Love them for what joy they bring to you and your heart. It is about singing. This is so what is wrong with this country! I was so happy when Jennifer won because she was not chosen by her looks,color,religion,etc. She was chosen because that girl can sing ! For those of you who have not watched “the Voice”,do yourself a favor and do so. It sees the people for their singing talent as well. And the judges are HOT! oh, did I mention,the judges are HOT !!!
    Good luck to all on AI,after all,it is about YOU !

  2. Marlee   July 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I was reading another article and saw this at the bottom so clicked out of curiosity as an American Idol fan since season one, so I’m a little late commenting. I’m surprised that anyone would put any credence in an internet poll where one can vote more than once. It’s simply a matter of what fans of what celetrity are available to sit and click all day and night. The problem with the result of this poll is anyone who has followed AI all these years knows that the show would not hire as judge someone who no longer has a large enough fan base to increase number of viewers (as noted by Clay’s Twitter and FB followers) who has not sold very many albums in recent years, and who only can fill small venues for his concerts. Although I hate that Idol keeps hiring the ‘big’ stars and celebrities with hopes of adding their fans as Idol viewers, since it never works and they make lousy judges, Idol will not be hiring someone with a rather small fan base (even though devoted, way fewer than a million) who has very few young fans (which is the demographic they are after).

  3. shirley cutshall   July 25, 2013 at 7:29 am


  4. Jay   June 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Good for Clay, he is a decent, hard-working man. He gives back so much through his charity and volunteering whenever there is a need. He has a beautiful voice and he is a college-educated teacher and thus knows how to communicate with young people. He will make a great judge for these and many other reasons.

  5. lorie   June 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

    If Clay Aikens has the most fans then how come he doesn’t win all the other polls? I use to like Clay until I read some of his caustic remarks that he made about Adam Lambert and AI. As an Adam Lambert fan I also quit voting due to the apperarance of suspicious voting and concedntrated on other polls.

  6. Chris   June 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    and you think an internet poll is a scientific poll? LOL! can you say internet trolls!

  7. joanie   June 2, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Kelly Clarkson may sell a ton of CD’s but showed she was not good judge material.

  8. Frkn   June 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Clay sold more records and he won more votes. Clay is an American Idol!!

  9. Linda   June 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Adam’s season on American Idol was not filled with controversy — it was filled with great performances.

    And this poll was too easy to spam vote — Adam fans abandoned this poll as soon as it was apparently you were making no effort to remove spammer votes from the total.

    • Frkn   June 1, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      So ridiculous. Adam fans were spamming this poll like crazy and then just got beat at their own game. Adam is filled with controversy…drinking, drugs, arrested, etc. Not someone I would call an idol.

  10. marie stellabuto   June 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    please not adam,we all want clay.

  11. tk   June 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Just thought you should know supporters of Adam Lambert QUIT voting in this poll because the number of votes for Clay were VERY suspicious. Clay doesn’t even have 50,000 followers on twitter…fans of Adam smelled a rat. EVERY other poll has Adam winning by a mile. Just sayin.

    • Terrence   June 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Twitter numbers don’t = fans. You should know that by now. You should also know that pissing off the very large fan base of Claymates is stupid. The bat signal goes out and you don’t stand a chance.

    • Frkn   June 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      Clay has many fans and is more popular in the U.S. that’s why he won.

    • Matt   June 2, 2013 at 5:49 am

      You mean they stopped their bots when Clay fans went ahead. At least the two fan bases gave this blogger a thrill–more hits than he’s ever had on his blog in his life! That’s about all it will accomplish.

      As for Adam’s fans–I guess those grapes taste very sour.

  12. Simon   June 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Too bad they never read the comments. They were corrected that Clay was on Season 2 in the last article too. MORONS.

  13. Nigel   June 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    It was beyond stupid of you even to include Candice, for she will be pursuing her solo career AS THE IDOL UNDER CONTRACT at the very same time as Season Thirteen.

    But then, with your having zero influence on the show, we all know you put up this “poll” just for hits.

  14. jez   June 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Why aren’t you talking about Aiken’s preferences? Those votes were achieved by a voting bot, absolutely pathetic manipulation.

    • Simon   June 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Because Clay is so much more than just Gay Gay Gay.

      • jez   June 2, 2013 at 2:34 am

        Yes you’re absolutely right, it’s all about ‘Closet, closet, closet’ with Aiken. I mean why use your fame to support the LGBT community, when you can be a coward & hide who you really are?

        • Steve   June 2, 2013 at 6:30 am

          What an uneducated remark. Sure goes to show that you don’t understand the dynamics around coming out. There are many in the business still in the closet and for good reason–homophobic people calling them names like “coward” or others. Gay activists encourage people to come out in their own time frame, not because they are pressured. You comment is just plain mean and shows a total lack of understanding for the LGBT community..

          As for Clay not supporting the LBGT community, you are totally wrong. He has spoken at HRC events, performed at events supporting LBGT, and was even on the Sunday morning news show Face the Nation. Here’s the thing, I don’t have any idea what Adam has done mainly because Adam lives on the west coast, Clay on the eat coast.

  15. Justin McGee   June 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Clay Aiken was on Season 2 of American Idol, not season 3.


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