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Apr 292011
 

UPDATE: ALEX LAMBERT’S VOTING PAGE IS NOW UP!!

Click HERE to VOTE NOW!!!

Vote Alex Lambert in American Idol Tournament

Time to start limbering up those finger voting muscles, Alex Lambert fans!

Michael Slezak, Idol recapper extraordinaire for TVLine.com (and one of the loudest voices of outrage following Alex’s elimination last year), is holding an American Idol All-Time Greatest Performance Bracket Tournament, including “64 of the most goosebump-inducing, Gospel-hand-inspiring, tear-jerking moments in the 10-season history of Fox’s ubiquitous talent competition”. And of COURSE Alex’s memorable cover of John Legend’s “Everbody Knows” is in the running.

If you’re interested in the nitty gritty of how the tournament works (if all you care about is Alex, skip to the next paragraph), there are four divisions in all: Power Vocalist/Soul Males (Alex’s division), Rock/Country/Alternative Males, Soul/Pop Divas, and Pop/Rock/Country Divas. Each division includes 16 nominees. Every day, half of these are pitted against each other in pairs in a 72-hour fan-voting duel, with four of the eight moving on to the next round (click here to see the full bracket).

OK it sounds a bit confusing, but here’s all you really gotta know:
The first round of voting for Alex begins TOMORROW (we’re assuming) at 1:00 p.m. ET, with voting open for the next 72 hours.

How to vote:
As soon as it’s up, we’ll update this post with the link to the page where you can vote for Alex (or follow @MichaelSlezakTV on Twitter to get it direct). Once it’s up, visit the page and VOTE. You can only cast your vote once, so make sure to also vote from your laptop, your co-worker and/or significant other’s computer, your smartphone, and so on… just get creative and VOTE or forever relinquish the right to call yourself Alex Lambert SNAF. (Oh and needless to say, SPREAD THE WORD any way you can!)

In this first round, Alex is going up against Danny Gokey’s “Come Rain or Come Shine”…we so got that, right? Then, in the next, he’ll be battling it out with Clay Aikin. We’ll keep you posted on how the voting goes and let you know when it’s time to get back in the ring for round two, so check back here (or follow us on Twitter) for regular updates.

GO ALEX GO!!!!!

  23 Responses to “VOTE for Alex Lambert in TVLine.com’s American Idol Tournament”

Comments (23)
  1. It’s so AWESOME & an honor that Alex’s performance was included, especially since he didn’t even make the Top 12! But how could it not, it was so amazinggg. I can’t wait to VOTE!!!

  2. I’m ready to start voting too! Bring it on!! All us snaf are always up for a challange & no one deserves to win this tournament more than Alex!!

  3. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think we can vote more than once on this poll….so we’ll need to be very creative. I plan on a trip to the mall to vote on all the computers at the Apple store. Also Best Buy and the public Library. Hehe…..if anybody knows of any other ways to get multiple votes in, let me know.

    • Awesome idea Cathy!! It does seem as though you can only vote once – and it’s tracking you via your IP address, not by putting a cookie in your browser. This means that you can’t vote using different browsers from the same computer, and possibly not even from different computers sharing the same network (though that may depend, I can’t)… but you can vote using different IP addresses. So make sure to vote from as many computers/phones as you have access to!!

      ETA: If I reboot my modem AND clear my browser’s cache, it lets me vote again once… (I get the “Thank you for voting!” message). oof these guys make it hard to cheat haha.
      (Sorry Michael for trying to skew your poll… we’re just dedicated like that.)

      One additional note: if you a have dynamic rather than static IP (to the best of my knowledge, only myself), which is what allows the process described above, it is extremely difficult and time consuming to reboot and clear your cache. By the time your modem has restarted and you’ve re-entered all your logins, etc., a good 20 minutes has gone by. In other words, the process takes far to long to be effectively used to skew results (personally I haven’t got the time or patience to sit here and do it, because unlike some unhealthily obsessed stalker/haters, I have a life, and have barely been home the last few days). And gosh, if we really were setting out to cheat, do you think we’d be openly joking about it? Say what you like about the snaf, but one thing we aren’t is stupid.

  4. Alright everybody VOTE VOTE VOTE!!

  5. Argghhhh…..Why can’t I get anything else to work. I want to vote some more….. :angry:

  6. @Cathy Hit up some libraries that are open between now and Tues. at 1pm ET..I’m headed to Grammy’s for a couple more votes :cool:

  7. alleycatfan:
    @Cathy Hit up some libraries that are open between now and Tues. at 1pm ET..I’m headed to Grammy’s for a couple more votes

    I’m doing it Alleycatfan…..hitting up libraries, neighbors and computer stores. This is a whole new concept in power voting. lol.

  8. For those of you having trouble voting on your phone…..try this link, it works on my phone…..Thanks to Molly for the link:

    http://polldaddy.com/poll/4994286/

  9. cathy:
    For those of you having trouble voting on your phone…..try this link, it works on my phone…..Thanks to Molly for the link:

    http://polldaddy.com/poll/4994286/

    Yes Cathy… I couldn’t vote on my phone either until I got the link that Molly tweeted. Thank you Molly because every vote counts.

  10. My there’s some vitriol there in the comments on Michaels poll. But Alex may have some new converts too- that voice and those lava-hot dimples get em’ every time :biggrin:

  11. This snaf is ready to vote for Alex anyday anytime! Yes, in the words of Alex, Let’s get it on! :biggrin:

  12. I couldn’t vote twice before, but I went there today to check on the standings and it let me vote again!! Maybe the cache expired or something?? Go try to vote again and see if you guys can too! :smile:

    P.S. There’s another Molly posting comments over there that’s not me. She’s an EVIL imposter so don’t think it’s me!! :angry:

  13. Molly:
    I couldn’t vote twice before, but I went there today to check on the standings and it let me vote again!! Maybe the cache expired or something?? Go try to vote again and see if you guys can too!

    P.S. There’s another Molly posting comments over there that’s not me. She’s an EVIL imposter so don’t think it’s me!!

    Bahah, I saw that Molly…I knew it couldn’t be you. lmao :tongue:

  14. Molly: I couldn’t vote twice before, but I went there today to check on the standings and it let me vote again!! Maybe the cache expired or something?? Go try to vote again and see if you guys can too! P.S. There’s another Molly posting comments over there that’s not me. She’s an EVIL imposter so don’t think it’s me!!

    haha. Got a gigle over that comment. Of course, I know it wasn’t you! But, just seeing the name at first made me think it would be you and SURPRISE!

    I voted as much as I could today. Did I read correctly that the voting goes on until Tuesday? Crap.

  15. @Janet – Tuesday is what I thought. It’s a 72 hour voting window – so from Saturday 11am or 1pm (can’t remember which), 72 hours would be Tuesday at the same time?

    The gap seems to be staying pretty consistent! Less than one day now!

  16. And remember- Danny out-sold both Lee and Crystal in his opening album week by a good margin, so that’s a very good fanbase we’re beating..and, I think we’re safe..I think females will have a hormonal meltdown if Super-Hottie Alex meets up with Archie in a couple rounds :lol:

  17. alleycatfan:
    And remember- Danny out-sold both Lee and Crystal in his opening album week by a good margin, so that’s a very good fanbase we’re beating..and, I think we’re safe..I think females will have a hormonal meltdown if Super-Hottie Alex meets up with Archie in a couple rounds :lol:

    True, Alleycatfan…..but we gotta get passed Clay first. We can do it SNAF…. #TeamAlexLamberForever!!

    EDIT: However, we could trying voting against Archie in the next round. It looks like he’s gonna be against Taylor Hicks. We could play a spoiler role and maybe avoid a confrontation with Archie. I could vote for Taylor….maybe…I’ll try. :)

  18. is it the 1-year anniversary of Alex’s first time in the studio??
    just came across this, and it’s dated 5/3/10!
    http://mjsbigblog.com/alex-lambert-records-his-first-demo-video.htm

    Alex is seriously smokin Gokey! i think it’s safe to call it a victory now, looks like Danny’s fans have been too preoccupied voting for some charity thing, and it’s not even mentioned on his fansite!

  19. Good strategy Cathy. The only problem is: I actually like Taylor Hicks more than Archie. LOL! Those Archie fans are fierce though, so it may be the only way to beat them. I don’t think we have much to worry about with Clayken [sic]. He’s got the gays — nothing wrong with that — but, I don’t think he’s got much more than that. So, perhaps tomorrow, Tuesday, we start voting for Alex vs. Clay and try to vote Archie off? Do I have that right?

  20. @lo- True , but the Danny Gokey charity voting ended at midnight Saturday, and when I checked his mentions 2 different ways, there were more than a few tweeting a link to Michael’s poll, so they have NO excuses..they had another 2 and a Half days to vote …ALEX LAMBERT = AWESOMENESS PERSONIFIED :cool:

  21. Janet:
    Good strategy Cathy. The only problem is: I actually like Taylor Hicks more than Archie. LOL! Those Archie fans are fierce though, so it may be the only way to beat them. I don’t think we have much to worry about with Clayken [sic]. He’s got the gays — nothing wrong with that — but, I don’t think he’s got much more than that. So, perhaps tomorrow, Tuesday, we start voting for Alex vs. Clay and try to vote Archie off? Do I have that right?

    Make no mistake, I think Alex can win this, but I’m not underestimating any of these other idols. Clay and Taylor have very strong fan bases and obviously their fans feel the same way about them as we do about Alex. So really it’s anybody’s game. Archie obviously has a FIERCE fan base. It’s gonna take a great big effort from Alex’s SNAF to get passed Archie…..if we even get that far. So the game is on and I’m in it to win it. Lets go SNAF!! Alex FTW!!!!

  22. lo:
    is it the 1-year anniversary of Alex’s first time in the studio??
    just came across this, and it’s dated 5/3/10!http://mjsbigblog.com/alex-lambert-records-his-first-demo-video.htm

    Gosh, I remember how excited we all were that Alex was in the studio recording his first demo. Now here it is a year later and Alex has recorded a whole lot of demos. He has really come a long way. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those songs. This album is gonna be awesome!

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