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...so we have the battle of the Davids. According to some 19 Entertainment contract excerpts I've seen, AI has the OPTION to put any of the top ten under a recording contract, a management contract, and a merchandising contract, so they could both technically get an offer even though only one of them will get the marketing that the "Idol" will get.
I found some interesting pieces of the contracts these people had to sign, at least the one that Kelly Clarkson had to sign, if anyone's interested. 19 Entertainment pretty much owns them body and soul. It includes a gag order on anything they do with 19 Entertainment or anything they learn about the show. Also, having both management AND the recording company contract signed into the same company could be considered a conflict of interest. I'm not sure some of it would even hold up in court as it pretty much amounts to signing yourself into slavery.