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Dear MediaCorp,

Judging from the messages posted in Singapore Idol related online forums, the Singapore Idol show may be starting to lose it's credibility due to the voting formula that is currently in use. We would like to appeal to MediaCorp to stop the multiple-voting formula and put a limit to how many times people can vote from the same phone number. We believe that by allowing people to vote as many time as they can, the result does not reflect the real sentiment of the audience/public. If a contestant gets more votes than the other, it doesn't mean the majority had voted for him/her, but simply means that some, may be only a few, people spent more money on him/her. There has to be a way to limit the voting by checking on the phone number that was used for voting. We understand that we can't prevent those who want to use others' phone# to vote, but still there's only so many phone they'll have access too, so the limit will still be there.
Our objective is to stop the minority from manipulating the voting formula and swing the result to their favour. Please consider this for the sake of the credibility of the show. With one-vote-per-phone, we will respect the voting result and appreciate it as it is the voice of the public/majority, not just from a small group of people who are limited in number but virtually unlimited in voting power, well may be just limited by money and resources.
This multiple-voting formula may works in countries with huge population, but it can be manipulated in a small country like Singapore. If the voting policy is set by the franchisor, we believe that with good argument, the franchisor will be flexible on this as by maintaining the current system will affect the credibility of the show. During the finalist showdown, it may generate more income from the votes, but the end result may be undesireable: the winner may not have the approval of the public, and as the result, poor performance in terms of sales for any recording contract if it ever get materialized. This will also affect the enthusiasms of the people if there will ever be a Singapore Idol 2.

Lastly, if the practice that is mentioned above did not happen, revealing the voting statistic during result announcement show will also help to dismiss this suspicion, like how many unique votes each contestant received. For a start, even a simpler statistic like total number of votes may also help.

Please consider this. Thank you.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 December 201550. Fishsoup Kane
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 201549. Calvin K
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 201548. Mauve Cunningham
    want someone who will make singapore proud in the idol world, not a laughing stock
  • 07 September 201547. Yanting Nicholson
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 201546. Sam Love
    I support this petition
  • 28 August 201545. Tngtng Werner
    I support this petition
  • 14 August 201544. Maia Andslyr
    sly and maia should stay but not jerry .. =X
  • 28 July 201543. Tony Browning
    Exactly my sentiments too!
  • 05 July 201542. Nyliea Flowers
    I support this petition
  • 30 June 201541. Judy Riley
    I support this petition
  • 22 June 201540. Randy Mcintyre
    one person one vote is good.... lets get jerry out!!!
  • 10 June 201539. Tanahbeng Sherman
  • 16 May 201538. Lynn Rhodes
    I support this petition
  • 24 April 201537. Minx Grimes
    agreed !
  • 08 April 201536. Sharon L
    its not fair to hav so 1 person able to vote so many tyms..
  • 24 February 201535. Lixin Escobar
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 201534. Ruby Serrano
    It's time to stop this multiple voting system, then we can see who is the real S'pore Idol!
  • 28 October 201433. Gwendolyinkwan Mclean
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 201432. Esther H
    This system have flaws and is being abused.
  • 23 September 201431. Dean Crawford
    Change the voting system!
  • 01 September 201430. Jojo Buckley
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 201429. Kelvin Mcmahon
    I support this petition
  • 11 August 201428. Wing M
    it's only fair if one vote per person is allowed... ppl who are rich can always vote more if this is not controlled!!!
  • 19 July 201427. Intan K
    All The Best!
  • 16 June 201426. Firrdaus Tate
    i would prefer a "VOTE FOR WHO YOU THINK SHOULD GET THE F OUT" but this will do..for now..
  • 06 May 201425. Hui E
    yeeah totally agreeded..ha
  • 05 April 201424. Ho H
    yah...think the max no. of votes one can vote is 500 right? I think tt's too extreme...

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