Pop Idol contestant Darius Danesh is making the charge that the show was geared towards Gareth Gates becoming the winner.
“We all recorded ‘Evergreen’ and ‘Anything Is Possible’ for the final. I did them too but they weren’t even in my vocal range. They were written for Gareth’s voice and Will was unhappy with that.”
“Will asked Simon Cowell if he could have them rearranged into keys we could all sing and Simon just brushed him off” said Darius.
He concluded “Sadly the program is a marketing entity which served the purpose of fulfilling BMG’s needs.”