|Kree Harrison||Angel /
All Cried Out /
Up To The Mountain
|Candice Glover||Chasing Pavements /
I Am Beautiful /
I (Who Have Nothing)
Updated 10:54 AM EST. Candice has expanded her lead on Dialidol, and is now called by that service as well, outside the margin of error. Dialidol tends to be cautious when it calls a contest, so this is looking better for Candice.
The model predicts Candice Glover will win season 12 of American Idol.
Candice is currently sweeping all major indices, and while the numbers may flit a little this way and that, unless Kree can actually switch one of them, she is unlikely to win. Mostly, though, this comes down to Dialidol, and that measurement shows Candice winning by a large margin. Without some kind of west coast surge, there’s no way I can see to do it.
Of course, Kree could win, but it would be a major upset. Candice is about 3 times likelier to take the title, at least as far as the model can tell. Note that until the model is wrong about a finale, there is some uncertainty as to its ratings (as perverse as that may sound).
You can see how the model rated past finale rounds to see if they match your gut about how those years ran. To me they fit pretty good. And based on what I saw, and based on the huge amount of high-rated performances (as rated by WNTS) that Candice has had, she looks more like a winner than Kree does (from a numerical point of view).
It’s not in the bag, but it looks good for Candice fans.