Elvis failed to make the final because of some serious cheating by Michael Jackson fans, which basically knocked out a number of other artists including the Rolling Stones and Mariah Carey. See http://www.mjjcn.com/mjjcnforum/thread-94277-...
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It's clear evidence Michael Jackson fans are using automated voting software in groups to stack on the votes, which is in clear breach of the 'one vote per day' policy stated on the poll