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It’s Official, Ava Zinn may have killed Vote for the Worst

In case you had not been watching American Idol and not watching that particular programme, I would suggest that NOW may be the right time to do so, regardless of what you think about the judges this season.

I had made a resolution for 2013 after Phillip Phillips won season 11 that I was done watching the programme. But that did not mean I did not vote. However, once I got alerted that there was one guy left in the American idol competition, I wrangled with the decision to resume watching American Idol after an 11-month “boycott.”  I made good on a promise that sounded like a threat when I launched Vote for the Girls three years ago after Siobhan Magnus was voted off and asked everyone on this web site (then located on to vote for eventual runner-up Crystal Bowersox that year.

The following season, I asked again on this web site, but that year began on deaf ears after the first five eliminations were all female. The video(s) I posted on my YouTube channel from April 2011 should ring a bell…. and most recently MY VOTE FOR THE GIRLS web site from Thursday.

You might as well say that it is safe to say the following quotes: “Ava Zinn took down Vote for the Worst? Really?”

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Ave Zinn to resume watching American Idol

As most of you are likely now aware, I wasn’t watching American Idol after Jessica Sanchez was robbed of last year’s crown. It was also a 2013 resolution.

I wrangled for weeks whether or not to resume watching the Fox reality singing competition.

Once the finals began, The first four contestants were all male.

“When the word about Burnell Taylor getting voted off Idol, an obligation to watch the programme was deemed necessary,” Ava Zinn commented.

So there… After two straight New Years resolutions were kept the not watching Idol resolution will be broken.

In other news I have decided to expand Vote for the Girls across the Atlantic Ocean into the United Kingdom.

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Hell’s Kitchen fans angry at AVA ZINN for pre-emption….

The blind auditions continued on The Voice season 4 two night première and 17 chefs were competing on Hell’s Kitchen Tuesday night.

You would think that I, Ava Zinn, could watch both programmes at the same time (via online streaming). Expectations were high, only to find out the stream to watch Hell’s Kitchen wasn’t working, but The Voice was and likely surprised, disappointed and in some cases, downright angry, when I had tried to view the West Coast Hell’s Kitchen feed, but that too, was plagued with problems and did not see the Hell’s Kitchen programme until 12Midnight, because I decided to watch The Voice.

When I learned in February that the Hell’s Kitchen would air on Fox Tuesday 8 to 9 p.m., and just after Cassadee Pope won season 3 of The Voice, season 4 would air on NBC Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m., I knew I had a problem — a scheduling conflict.

Watching the fourth new episode of Hell’s Kitchen would mean forgoing the second night of the season four two-night première and postponing The Voice Updates on Vote for the Girls on a week when a historic Vote for the Girls victory is lurking. Going with The Voice would mean postponing Hell’s Kitchen by a day. I decided at 7 p.m. Tuesday to go with both and see if it would work, bypassing broadcast of Hell’s Kitchen, earning the ire of Hell’s Kitchen fans.

It was a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. What people need to realize is that I have certain obligations when I launched Vote for the Girls in 2010, and of course I wanted to watch The Voice show as well as local news. I did learn (based on a similar ruling) that I could not re-air Hell’s Kitchen, insisting it be watched live (when it airs). “Hell’s Kitchen people are angry (but) if I hadn’t done this, the Vote for the Girls people would have been angry,” I added, who couldn’t say how many angry phone calls and tweets I had gotten. “Turns out, Hell’s Kitchen fans are quite vocal.”

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Watching “The Voice” for the first time Monday night

So I have heard a lot of buzz about the NBC singing competition, “The Voice” from one of neighbours, Derrick several months ago.   However, while I was going through my usual newsfeeds and research, and the fact that I am relocating to Indianapolis after 2013 as it is the only way to permanently resolve a four year Cold Civil Case, as my niece-in-law, Sheena, says is not as major as it seems. As you may recall a windstorm knocked my landlady’s outdoor antenna onto the apartment complex on the afternoon of June 29, 2012 definitely sealed my fate in Marion after 16 years, and having to rely on internet streams as a television provider (in addition to FREE over-the-air television reception) after missing a fateful episode of Duets where I swore nearly 90 times in a 15 minute YouTube video–such behaviour, in my opinion was necessary and demonstrating a passion to grow an alliance of transwomen and lesbain women to vote for the female contestants (I’m not sure this would be classified as to combat the alliance of grandmothers and ladies that vote for the cute male contestants 100 pecent yet) and putting the WGWG (White Guy With Guitar) BS out if its misery. There is a reason why Vote for the Girls lanched in 2012–not to destroy Vote for the Worst, but a real alternative to said site, to post attack ads on the Vote for the Girls YouTube channel.   I would not believe Vote for the Worst’s picks at all and to simply put it in layman’s terms–It’s Politics As Usual.

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HEARTBROKEN 4 CRYSTAL: Incorrect American Idol Winner Suggests Flaws in Idol Voting Methodology


The photo says it all.


Incorrect American Idol Winner Suggests Flaws in Idol Voting Methodology
   — National study reveals that American Idol winner did not reflect viewer’s choice–
Flemington, NJ, May 27, 2010 – A national study conducted among 3,901 American Idol viewers revealed that the contestant who was selected as the winner of the season 9 competition did not accurately reflect the viewers’ choice.
The Idol Democracy study was conducted during May 25-26, by HCD Research using its website, to obtain American Idol viewers’ perceptions of which contestant should be chosen as the winner on the May 26 results show. HCD Research conducted a series of studies among a nationally representative sample of Americans, which paralleled American Idol voting to determine the weekly winners based on a democratic, “one person, one vote” methodology.
During last night’s show, Lee Dewyze was selected as the winner of the show for this season. In contrast, viewers participating in the national Idol Democracy study, which employs a “one person, one vote” system, reported that Crystal Bowersox, who received 66.2% of the votes, should have won competition last night by a large margin. Dewyze only received 33.8% of the votes in the Idol Democracy study.
The discrepancy in results between American Idol and the Idol Democracy study may point to a flaw in the American Idol voting methodology. The American Idol voting methodology allows viewers to vote multiple times for multiple contestants. However, the Idol Democracy study only allows viewers to vote one time for one contestant, as in a democratic voting system. To view detailed results visit:   
To register for weekly Idol Democracy studies go to:
“I would be interested to see a frequency distribution of the number of votes per person for the American Idol final vote,” commented Glenn Kessler, president and CEO, HCD Research, “My guess is that you would see a smaller number of people voting many times, which does not give an accurate reflection of which contestant the majority of viewers wanted to win.”

Among the findings:
Respondents were asked to pick the one contestant that they thought should advance to the next round of the competition:


% that voted for contestant to move on

Crystal Bowersox


Lee Dewyze


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The New Look of Yours Truly….

Yours truly, Aeverine Nieves, will soon be sporting a new look in the near future thanks to a firndly wager between Patrice Rafferty, a former co-worker at ATE Media Corporation from 1990 to 1999 and currently the president of ATE Media, involving American Idol’s ninth season.

The friendly wager has nothing to do with the recent fiasco NoSirGifts and ATE Media have been involved in, but Mrs. Rafferty and I made a friendly wager on right after Siboahn Magnus was eliminated and I officially endorsed Crystal Bowersox and my decision to post the “At 9:00 PM Eastern, call 1-866-IDOLS-##… for Crystal Bowersox” and I voted non-stop with my landline and cell phone as well as Angie’s cell phone (and yes, it was worth every text on the cell phones and call on the landline.) Almost 4,000 votes for Crystal have paid off to get her into the finale.

So far the vote status on my Facebook profile as well as my page and Ava’s Rant (as well as NoSirGifts and INNewsCenter HD) has apparently worked. Even a few people I went to school with commented on my deicison and are supportive of the makeover that will happen in the near future. A majority of my Facebook friends and fans have been supportive of yours truly on the decision to endorse Crystal and mostly for my upcoming makeover.

Details of the wager between Patrice Rafferty and Aeverine Nieves
Which American Idol Season 9 contestant would not make the….
Top 3
Ava gets
Patrice gets
Crystal Bowersox
Ohio Vacation
Terminates its Fox affiliations  in Lexinton and Toledo
Lee DeWyse
Chicago Vacation
a sigh of relief for ATE Media stations in Lexington and Toledo.
Casey James
Texas Vacation
Michael Lynche
Florida Vacation
Note: Bold type indictates contestant eliminated
Conestant 1
Contestant 2
Ava gets
Patrice gets
Crystal Bowersox
Lee DeWyse
a sigh of relief for ATE Media stations in Lexington and Toledo.
Crystal Bowersox Casey James COMPLETE FEMININE MAKEOVER if Crystal wins
a sigh of relief for ATE Media stations in Lexington and Toledo.
Lee DeWyse
Casey James
NO MAKEOVER, NoSirGifts Columbus Venue loses Fox affiliation
Terminates its Fox affiliationsin Lexington and Toledo
Lee DeWyse Crystal Bowersox
GURANTEED COMPLETE FEMININE MAKEOVER a sigh of relief for ATE Media stations in Lexington and Toledo.
Note: Bold type indictates contestant in the finale
Winner of American Idol
Conestant 1
Ava gets
Patrice gets
Crystal Bowersox to cut Patrice’s hair a hair cut from Ava
Lee DeWyse
ABSOLUTELY nothing, already getting a makeover
absolutely nothing
Note: NoSirGifts’ Chicago and Columbus (OH) venues are talking smack. The Columbus venue is talking smack about DeWyze and the Chicago venue is talking smack about Chicago.

I will say my new look will potentially be beneficial, but rather it was badly needed according to my neighbors.  The question now is: “Where will Ava get the makeover?” I will give you a hint, The hair will either be done at The New Look in Gas City or Classico in the North side of Marion (since I know someone I went to high school with that works there). The manicure and pedicure, I am still negotiating since that will be the first place to start the makeover.

The force behind my potential new look has surfaced after a season two episode of Queen of the Willis (an animated sitcom that I created based on the short-lived comic strip Frank’s Life at Mississinewa High School but pulled for sexual content), after Ava Willis drops eyeglasses for contacts and has her hair lengthened?  Well, it is safe to say “For the first time ever, now that I have a wife and stepdaughter and they, as well as many of my co-workers at NoSirGifts and Carey Services and those that have not seen me since my high school graduation in 2001 have never seen me with a manicure, pedicure, and permanent makeup–and that is just the beginning of the makeover.” 

I will give you a hint about my new look coming soon, since I already look similar to Alexis Arquette, and I would not be surprised if someone mistakenly adressed me as “Alexis” or “Ms. Arquette” instead of “Ava”, “Ms. Nieves”, or “Ms. Zinn”

So, do you think Ava’s New Look will help or harm? Comment on Ava’s Rant or comment below. On Facebook, go to or on Twitter @aeverine_rant.

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