i did not like Carly Smith, the American Idol who had already a record deal before she joined the reality TV season 7.
This Season 8, they sent Joanna Pacitti to Hollywood when she passed the audition despite the fact that she was already singing professionally with a record deal to boot.
Here is the news from New York Post.
AMERICAN Idol" has be come second-chance "Idol" for Season 8's Joanna Pacitti - and it's got some of the show's fans up-in-arms.
Like Carly Smithson, whose record deal with MCA when she was just a teenager caused a firestorm of controversy last season, Pacitti is using "Idol" to jump-start a dead career - but is meeting even more resistance from "Idol" fans than Smithson.
Pacitti first made national headlines in 1996 when, at the age of 12, she was fired from the cast of "Annie" before the show hit Broadway. Her parents sued and settled for an undisclosed sum.
Later, A&M signed her to a record contract, keeping her under development for five years. At first, she cut songs for several movie soundtracks, including "Legally Blonde" (2001) and "Bratz: Motion Picture Soundtrack" (2007).
Eventually, she released an album, "This Crazy Life," that, according to Billboard's Jaded Insider, has sold 15,000 copies since its 2006 release. Pacitti "was a big priority" at the label, according to Billboard insiders.
By comparison, Smithson's MCA album "Ultimate High," from 2001, sold only around 6,000 copies.
If Smithson was an "Idol" plant - a term coined by the irreverent "Idol" site, Vote for the Worst - Pacitti is a veritable sequoia.
And there's more.
If Pacitti's background in theater and music wasn't enough professional experience, she also starred in a reality show, "MTV's First Year," which followed her attempts at a music career.