Is Twitter Spoiling American Idol???
This year American Idol is doing something a little different but it may come back to bite them. This year “the big bosses” at Fox gave all of the “American Idol” contestants a Twitter account. Those little Twitter accounts just might be the BIG Spoiler in this seasons American Idol. Here’s why. If you look at the numbers and which American Idols have a large group of followers, that’s a pretty good indication of their fan base. And by the way, those fans are the most likely to vote for their favorites on the show too. If you look at the 3 American Idol’s with the lowest number of followers you can pretty much pick the bottom three every week. At least that’s the premise. So basically the popularity of the contestants on Twitter may predict the order that they’ll be eliminated this season. Granted we’ve only had two eliminations so far, BUT last weeks and this weeks “bottom three” had three (of the four) lowest numbers of followers. Here’s where the American Idol’s ranked BEFORE last nights elimination of Karen Rodriguez.
Casey Abrams 29,882 followers
Scotty McCreery 28,822 followers
Paul McDonald 24,476 followers
Lauren Alaina 21,032 followers
Thia Megia 20,653 followers
Pia Toscano 19,672 followers
James Durbin 19,013 followers
Stefano Langone 17,152 followers
Jacob Lusk 11,443 followers
Karen Rodriguez 10,623 followers ELIMINATED 3/17/11
Haley Reinhart 10,476 followers
Naima Adedapo 9,723 followers
Ashthon Jones 6,656 followers ELIMINATED 3/10/11
Time will tell but I gotta think American Idol may be re-thinking the whole Twitter idea. If I were Haley or Naima I’d be sweatin bullets for the next couple weeks.