Just a couple of interesting thoughts....
I'm not so sure that the voters counted for choosing the four finalists as AD suggested....they announced the finalists on Oct. 25th. They posted the first youtube webisode introducing the eight semi-finalists on Nov. 1st. with confusion as to where to vote. Also, youtube fans were only allowed to chose 2 semi-finalists.
And they state in the rules how the girls will be chosen, and it has nothing to do with the youtube fans.
The Contest is under the supervision of Sponsor, whose decisions on matters relating to the Contest and determination of the Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Winner shall be final.
Except...that was taken from the first set of rules, since it now seems there are two sets of rules...the one that I first read when entering:
And the revised set that was linked to in the article:
And this was taken from the second set...although I also saw it in the first set...And as for modifying the rules....that must mean this statement:
"If in the judgment of Sponsor, the Contest is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to discontinue, suspend, terminate or modify the Contest."
....so "beyond the control of the sponser" must have been why they decided to modify the contest, because they started running late at the first LA audition.
I could be wrong on all this legal mumbo-jumbo...not a lawyer. But just pointing out some interesting things that has me confused. Maybe someone could help shed a little light on this...