In yet another terrible blow to the American Idol franchise, Phillip Phillips, the world's all time worst singer in the history of all singing, just had his new album, The World From The Side Of The Moon, officially certified Gold. Worse still, his hit single Home, which he sings terribly but just got super-mega-giant lucky, is on the verge of going quadruple platinum!
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Though there has been no official confirmation, there are sources close to Idol whispering that if Phillips' album goes platinum they may consider cancelling the show if a pop-ballad female singer doesn't take the crown this season. Apparently, the rage on Idol related blogs and message boards over Phillips winning - and even worse, doing so well in sales after the show - has been felt all the way to the top. Word is, if angry comments and posts by fans of other Idols continues much longer, the show's executives may have no choice but to close up shop for good.
With Phillips about to release his next big single, Gone, Gone, Gone (that will get tons of unjustified marketing at the expense of Jessica Sanchez), plus the real possibility of him winning multiple Grammys next year (despite his totally gross singing and unstylish clothes), there is every reason to be concerned for the future of American Idol.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.