American Idol 2009 Rigged? Is The Top 4 Fixed? Insider Claims It Is

Is American Idol 2009 fixed? An insider to the sing-off reality show claims it is rigged with those in charge behind the curtains of American Idol having already decided who will be the Top 4 singers this season:

One of the hit show’s staffers is running around telling anyone who’ll listen that the team of producers and judges has already picked the final four contestants — despite the fact that 11 kids are still battling to be the latest pop star.

The female “AI” worker told a “group of people that the last four are going to be Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Adam Lambert and Alexis Grace,” said our insider. Asked if this was opinion or actual fact, the staffer vehemently retorted, “Those ARE the people,” saying it wasn’t mere speculation.

…the lass took it a step further, claiming that higher-ups at the hit Fox show were taking an issue with two of the top contenders.

“Adam Lambert and Lil Rounds are better singers and musicians than Gokey and Grace, but they’re too much like past winners and ‘A’ successes,” the woman said. “Adam’s too close in style and sound to Chris Daughtry, while Lil Rounds is a dead ringer for Fantasia. Even their background stories are similar!

“The producers really want it to be Danny or Alexis. They think they’re very commercially viable, have a good image and a great story.”

What do you think? I could easily believe the show is rigged. The producers, network, label, and all those involved stand to make a lot of money with the right winner. Could you imagine the financial impact if a singer like Sanjaya won the whole thing? Ka-boom! Lot of unhappy suits.

Then again, these four would be an easy pick for most as the final four this season.

What do you think? Is American Idol rigged or fair this season? Who would you put in the American Idol 2009 Top 4?