Eddie’s viewers phone an Idol friend
On Monday night viewers who phoned Millionaire’s 1902 viewer contest line got Australian Idol’s voting line for contestant Carl Risely.
The error wasn’t Nine’s doing. It had correctly used the same number for two weeks.
Duncan Murray, CEO of Belong, a communications company that works with 1900 numbers, said: “A technical error at Belong . . . caused some calls made to another competition service to receive an Idol voting message for a short period of time.
“This error did not impact the Idol voting result. This . . . result was audited prior to its announcement,” he told the Herald-Sun.
Just another mistake in the foolproof SMS voting systems that dominate so many of our favourite shows? When last we checked, Big Brother had almost finished tallying up the winner of this year’s grand final. Expect an announcement soon.