American Idol Odds can be played with futures in which you pick a performer that you think will win the final event. There is American Idol betting for each individual show as well. American Idol Odds will be posted prior to each show and you can pick the performers that you think will do best for that particular show.
As the American Idol betting season moves along the drama only intensifies and American Idol Odds handicapping becomes a lot like handicapping the post season of sports. American Idol Odds has seen its share of controversy through the years with judges and results.
Paula Abdul was perhaps the most famous judge to be involved with a scandal regarding the American Idol Odds but she finally departed the show. Elton John took a shot at the program after serving as guest judge saying that the American Idol Odds process was "incredibly racist."
All of that should simply be chalked up to it being the equivalent of a sporting event in which the on field or replay officials blew calls. The past controversies regarding the American Idol Odds have been far more about hype than merit.
American Idol is televised in over 100 nations and this has made betting on the American Idol Odds a world wide phenomenon.Â Many American Idol winners have gone on to have successful careers in the entertainment industry including Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson.
Many others have gone on to star in Broadway musicals. An ironic handicapping trend shows that with the exception of Jordin Sparks, all of the American Idol winners have been from the American South. Kris Allen was the winner last year, which was the eighth season of the show.
Much like with college sports, when you bet American Idol you are betting on a potential star that will turn pro in the future. It is an exciting concept that is unpredictable and offers the drama of any top sport.