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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2006

Ohio couple relieved 'Idol' season's voting finally over

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Associated Press

There's at least one couple who isn't upset that America's most popular TV show has finished its fifth season.

Dorothy and Jerry Few of Columbus, Ohio, are tired of getting calls from people who believe they're phoning in a vote for their favorite "American Idol" contestant.

"It's aggravating when it happens," said Dorothy Few, 74, who doesn't watch the Fox show. "I hate when somebody calls and hangs up."

The Fews' phone number closely resembles the toll-free number Fox uses to let viewers vote for their favorite contestants. The voting lines begin 1-866-436-57XX or 1-866-IDOLSXX with the last two digits corresponding to a singer.

More than 63 million callers cast their vote for the finals this week.