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James Durbin will win American Idol 2011

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/4/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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anon

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James Durbin has brought something new to Idol each week. He has never been in the bottom 3, and is an inspiration to all who have been diagnosed with Tourretes.
Kirk_On_Top

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My opponent as Pro and instigator of this debate will retain the BOP. He will be arguing that James Durbin will win American Idol this year.

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Will: am (is, are, etc.) about or going to(1)

It seems that my opponent is very certain that James Durbin will win American Idol this year. Let's look at his arguments.

"He has never been in the bottom 3"

I will say that because he has not been in the bottom 3 yet does not mean that he will win. The Confederates won the majority of battles in the beginning of the Civil War, but still ended up losing. This may make it seem likely but it really does not have much bearing on the end results.

"an inspiration to all who have been diagnosed with Tourretes"

Being an inspiration does not mean that he will win. Only about 1 in 10,000 people are born with Tourretes(2) so even if everyone in the U.S. who has Tourretes voted for him, he would still only retain around 30,000 votes. The winners in previous seasons have received votes in the millions so 30,000 is only a small fraction. You might as well argue that Haley Reinhart will win American Idol because she is an inspiration to women. After all almost half of the world population are women so they would actually influence the contest.

In conclusion, my opponent has not brought any argument to suggest that James Durbin has anymore of a chance of winning American Idol than any other contestant.

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Debate Round No. 1
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 4 years ago
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