'American Idol' Votes Routed To Washington Pizzeria - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

'American Idol' Votes Routed To Washington Pizzeria

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - The phones were ringing off the hook at Gordy's Pizza and Pasta in Port Angeles last Wednesday. But the callers weren't looking for the eatery's signature fettucine.

They were trying to vote for their favorite singing contestants on the hit Fox TV show "American Idol."

It's not clear why the calls were routed to Gordy's for two hours Wednesday night. The number the show advertised for voters - 855-443-6411 - is not similar to the number the pizzeria has had for the past 50 years.

The restaurant's owner, Randy Sexton, says his staff was inundated with calls, and that it was possibly a mistake that was made when the calls were routed through AT&T. He says he hopes the snafu gets fixed before next Wednesday's episode.

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