For those just hitting the site (now defunct), here is a compendium of the knowledge I’ve derived from American Idol. Much of the code used in making the models is found on Github, as is the data in the database.

First, the models:

I am also particularly proud of the Statistical Snapshot of American Radio (methodology here, see all posts here), a large data-mining effort to quantify what songs are predominantly played on radio by format, time-period. I built some fairly sophisticated data visualization tools for these, also on Github, along with all the data.

On more Idol related issues:

It wouldn’t be a website in the 2010s without some listicles:

Finally, I spent many hours compiling video retrospectives of the first three seasons. You can watch them all here.

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