'The Voice' Voting Disaster: Text and Online Votes Not Counted
On The Voice live results show, things started out fairly normal. At the top of the show, Carson Daly delivered an enthusiastic opener and then introduced the judges, just as we would expect.
Then, things got a little weird. After the applause stopped, Carson introduced Jason George, the CEO of Telescope, which handles the voting for The Voice as well as other shows such as Survivor, The X Factor and American Idol.
Carson and Jason went on to explain that there were some "inconsistencies" in the texting and online voting and that NONE of those votes were counted.
That means that only the toll-free phone calls and (maybe the) iTunes votes were included in the results. When they said "online voting" results were excluded, they didn't specify if this included iTunes or not. So, there is a possibility that only the phone calls were counted.
However, they claim that this little snafu did not affect the outcome of the show.
Do you think that it was fair to use those results even though so many votes were not counted?