Voter atrocities? There's a 2000 election joke to be made in there somewhere, but instead I'll just concur that American Idol is for dipshits.
That joke Ellen made at the Oscars was pretty good... and had American Idol reference, too.
"Jennifer Hudson doesn't get America's votes and doesn't win the nomination on American Idol. Al Gore gets America's votes, but not the nomination." Something like that.... better when Ellen told it.
I gave up on AI just because it's become a popularity contest and not a talent contest. And then most of the people that win that thing are never going to be super-successful anyway.