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'American Idol' contestant says show is rigged

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According to Yahoo! Music, American Idol season eight contestant Ju’Not Joyner used an online chat on website AI Now to accuse the show’s producers of forcing contestants into unfair contracts and manipulating the contest’s outcome. Joyner claimed that he was not invited back for his season’s Wild Card round because producers objected to his qualms about the contract signed by all Idol hopefuls regarding compensation on and after the show. He also maintained that the show employs writers to help guide the public toward voting for a specific contestant. Calls to Idol’s parent company 19 Entertainment were not immediately returned.

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