Randy Sexton, owner of Gordy's Pizza & Pasta in Port Angeles, Wash., poses for a photo at his restaurant on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The eatery was inundated with calls last Wednesday night from people trying to vote for their favorite contestants on "American Idol." Sexton says it's not clear why the calls were misdirected, but he hopes the problem gets fixed before next week's episode. (AP Photo/Peninsula Daily News, Keith Thorpe)
Photo: Keith Thorpe
Photo: Keith Thorpe

'American Idol' votes routed to Wash. pizzeria

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

The Peninsula Daily News reports that 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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