This is the second year that I’ve been writing for this site. The first year was incredibly rough. I don’t expect this will be any better, but one can hope.
The site came about from a simple observation that women seem to be at a distinct disadvantage in the voting; that they are eliminated very quickly during the first voting rounds where a gender imbalance could occur. However, I basically reject the idea that teen girls with unlimited texting are the cause of this. Rather, it’s probably due to a bias in our culture that favors male musicians.
Some other findings:
- Yes, there does seem to be a significant advantage to being the last singer on a given night.
- Vote for the Worst, a site that I actually like quite a bit, probably errs when picking a lot of the time.
- Pia Toscano’s elimination was the weirdest result in Idol history, and Season 10 was the least predictable of all seasons.
- Dialidol.com, despite having a pretty unreliable sample set, isn’t all that bad at predicting
- And, most recently, the semi-final rounds are incredibly influenced by screen time during the auditions.
Some other articles of interest
- The most totally baffling runs in Idol history, a recounting of some awful singers lasting very long
- On the flip side, the contestants who were seriously robbed
- Why Idol is kind of inherently unpredictable at this point
- How the save rule has been invoked mostly justly
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