American Idol

Casey Abrams is #1 – Ranking the American Idol 10 Top 11

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Casey Abrams is the most popular contestant on Rickey.org this week on the strength of his controversial Nirvana performance. He jumps up to #2 for the season average.

Pia Toscano is still the favorite to win American Idol for a third week in a row landing at #2 this week, and with a #1 season average.

Stefano Langone is #3 this week (Yay!) and is tied at #6 for the season with Jacob Lusk.

Jacob Lusk is #4 this week (OMG).

James Durbin falls one place to #5 this week and is #5 for the season.

Paul McDonald falls one place to #6 this week and drops one spot to #3 for the season.

Scotty McCreery falls 6 spots to #7 (from #1) this week and is #4 for the season. What happened???

The rest of the five girls were at the bottom and Karen Rodriguez had the least views this week and was voted off at #12.

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Important Notes

As discussed last week I am now using Unique Views from the US only to determine the rankings. This means each unique visitor session coming from a US location. If you visit a page multiple times, this is still counted as one session.

I’ve also added the Total Unique Views (US plus everywhere else) for comparison and the corresponding rank if we used those numbers. As you can see, the discrepancy with Thia Megia’s numbers are quite obvious. 56% of the unique views for Thia come outside of the US and it’s even larger with the non-uniques. Are these extra 3143 fans actually voting? Who knows. Also, for the purpose of analysis, I used the raw numbers for the first week of the rankings which landed Thia at #3 boosting her season average. She’s probably not at #8 for the season, but I don’t want to go back through the numbers anymore.

Once Thia Megia is eliminated from the competition, I’m going to stop using this method because it is seriously a pain in the neck.

I’ve also added a chart to see the difference in numbers. Some of you wanted this.

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Top 11 Ranking

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Chart

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Cthrough
Cthrough

RANKING

BEST VOCALS:
1.Stefano
2.Pia/Lauren
3.Scotty

BEST ENTERTAINER:
1.Paul
2.Naima
3.Casey/James

BORINGLY/PAINFUL:
1. Thia
2. Jacob

forreal
forreal

casey sucks people need to get there ears checked... hes a fucking looser with no talent....

Mary
Mary

1. Casey
2. Pia
3. Scotty
4. Lauren
5. James

Me too but my winner this year is the beautiful songbird Pia.

Mary
Mary

Please let us have my gorgeous American Idol Adam Lambert on EVERY week please. I need my King Adam fix.xxxxxx

Alexei Otkupshchikov
Alexei Otkupshchikov

Casey is more of a comedienne than a singer.
Pia is more of a beauty queen than a singer.
Jacob is more of a screamer than a singer.
Paul is more of a clown than a singer.
Naima is more of dancer than a singer.
Haley is more of dreamer than a singer.

America knows that. And it's impossible for anyone listed above to be on top. Who should be next to exit is what I have in mind each time I see those names. I switch channels during their turn as I have had enough of them.

rose ann
rose ann

wow! don't you have ears on music ? pretty obvious how biased you are with your survey. no wonder , past winners of AI don't have careers ahead of them coz they were just a splash in the pan.(those real winners lose coz of poor choices) actually,it's not anymore seaching for a new singing star. AI is just a show where you enjoy it or irritates you now and wait again next year for for another show

Ana
Ana

YES! Casey all the way!
My top 5 are:

1. Casey
2. Pia
3. Scotty
4. Lauren
5. James.

KiwiNurse
KiwiNurse

Katherine Mcphee, Blake Lewis, David Archuleta, Adam Lambert, Crystal Bowersox, favourites and front runners who ended up runner ups,

kiwinurse
kiwinurse

I like , she can really sing and shes gorgeous!

here's my top 5

1. Pia
2. Paul
3. Thia
4. Jacob
5. Lauren

Rickey
Rickey

That is correct! In fact, Crystal Bowersox was #1 for most of the rankings last season until the last week, when Lee DeWyze had a surge. We might see the same thing this year for Pia who knows.

CBishop
CBishop

A chart showing US vs the World? What if we're American citizens living overseas serving our country? You can't exactly determine who is voting depending on where they're living at the time. I just happen to be an American living in the Middle East right now. Whatever.... just thought I'd point that out.

bwatt27
bwatt27

It'll never be a girls year. This just proves it, even when the girls are more talented, they'll be showed up by male contestants simply because of the voting public's discrimination.

I can only hope that Haley can hold on till Top 10 and hopefully still get a music career. If it's an all male Top 6 I'll stop watching. I'm tired of how this show has become like some weird Mr. USA contest.

Ana
Ana

Casey is amazing. If you don´t get what he is doing you are blind by the machine!
Really I hope Pia or Stefano don´t win because they will end being a generic pop idol winner that never stands out in the real world.
Stefano is a Bruno Mars wannabe and will get lost in the industry. Ditto for Pia. She is so techinical perfect but no emotion. Nothing special. How is she going to compete with the Rihanna, Katy Perry´s and LAdy Gaga´s of the world? Just saying.

Dan
Dan

CASEY??? CASEY?????
The worst performance of last week is #1????????
That's hilarious.
This obviously does not rank the best singers, but the scariest, most disturbing contestants.

achaar
achaar

The group this year is so much better than last year!

Casey was the best this week imo, a very unlikely performance for AI. Last week I was a bit worried that he didn't really do much actual singing (With a Little Help From My Friends), but this week it didn't bother me at all - I got what he was doing!

amor825
amor825

The stats are interesting. In the end, people will vote for the ones who sing in key. And so far, the ones who are not missing a note are Pia and Stefano. James is also way up there. These three could be in the top 3. I think this is Pia's to lose, but Stefano could be the real dark horse here. Wouldn't it be exciting, that AI10 would be won by the wild card pick? And really, Stefano is deserving. He could have a hit record right now. I also get the feeling that Stefano is climbing up like Kris Allen, slowly but surely.

Sascha
Sascha

Yeah Stefano is definitely doing the Kris Allen!
In my opinion. Pia is surely gonna reach at least the top 4
Pia, Lauren, Thia, Stefano are the ones I want to reach the top 4
Jacob and Scott are becoming redundant, all his performances seem the same, they bore me a lot. James is annoying
Casey is weird in a good way at least he is interesting
I think Haley has 2 more weeks in her, I can see Naima going home next week

greenarcher
greenarcher

Rickey, why don't you just not include Thia in all of your blogs. Don't include her in your video, rank, polls, etc. That way you can totally sabotage her because obviously that's what youre trying to do. Are you jealous because she has a vajajay and you dont?

Cthrough
Cthrough

Thia camp has absolute no place calling "crab mentality" on anyone - look in the mirror people. You are no different feeding off others to climb up the food change (eh um Charice). Your campaign is so harsh and cut throat and transparent. That is your own fault, stop blaming Rickey.

Oh and btw..your campaign is racist.

Mikhail
Mikhail

Maybe he just thinks she's boring. Doubt it's vajajay envy.

Besides...Pia is prettier and more talented.

kiwinurse
kiwinurse

it's called crab mentality among successful filipinos abroad.

John Doe
John Doe

after karen, being a latina, then next is thia, an asian, who's next rickey? let's be fair with our opinions...we might end up being a RACISTS.

pastyann
pastyann

I like Casey best. I don't know if I would watch if Casey or Paulwent not on.

Wayne
Wayne

Rickey, Stefano is gonna win. I've picked the correct dark horse every time one has
ridden through the competition. So why bother with numbers. Just enjoy your dog. Read MasterClass Lady every week. And stay young at heart.

kenneth adman
kenneth adman

do u mean thia is ranking #4? can u tell me.

Ryan
Ryan

Rickey you obviously love Thia! you cant wait till she gets eliminated LOL, Dont worry Thia sweetie, your fellow Filipinos all over the world, believes in you! Win or lose youre still great!

aRose
aRose

Interesting, but I still get the feeling that Scotty will be the last guy standing. He has that Carrie Underwood appeal: likable, sincere, genuine. Also, Country Music fans are quite loyal. Once you're in, you're in.

Rookey
Rookey

The rickey.org weekly idol ranking page is always the most important page for me to visit here. Thanks Rickey for all the awesome improvements. I like the graph, especially because I gave you the idea. =D

Rickey
Rickey

Their hatred for me is overflowing, not your fault Rook.

Rookey
Rookey

My comment was obviously offensive to a couple people. They must sleep better at night knowing they bettered the world by thumbs-downing my comment.

Ana
Ana

FWIW Casey has a trillion likes on all his other videos. The Nirvana one was a controversial so that´s why he has some likes and dislikes but that performance was sort of what Adam did with Ring of FIre. Some people LOVE it and some people Hated it. I personally love it and applaud Casey for being so fearless.
He is a true artist and the best one up there. Go Casey!

sue
sue

I loved it too! I am glad that other people out there get it. :) I love his crazy faces, lol. He makes watching idol fun. I applaud him for taking risk. I am sure he will learn from this performance and do even better next week.

Hate or love it, it's all good because it got people to talk and look. :)

Casey's favorite performance on idol is Adam's, "Ring of Fire", which I loved also.

I love Casey and his bassy!!!!!!!! :) Season 10 wouldn't be the same without Casey this season. Casey FTW!

Pia is definitely the front-runner right now. She is my favorite girl this season next to Naima. Pia just needs to step out her comfort zone a little and do something different. I know she can. She did so well during Hollywood week and during the group performances.

Scotty is my third favorite, he is just so calm. Paul is nuts but he has had some great moments. Stefano is definitely the dark horse this season. He may win this thing too. I wouldn't be made if Pia/Stefano/Scotty or Casey wins. :)

I can't believe they are doing Motown next week, that theme is so old and outdated. Oh well, I hope these guys make it fresh somehow. I love idol regardless.

Thank you Rickey for your stats, you are doing an amazing job.

blondieeee
blondieeee

Very interesting! Seems like Paul McDonald is way more interesting for people in the US than outside. I thought i'd would be more Scotty's case, since he sings country. But i don't think that lots of intenret buzz=most popular/most votes. It depends. There are other factors that influence internet buzz.

Since no one really woved me with performances so far, it's more of a personality contest for me at this point. And i really really adore Jacob and Haley. There's something about Jacob that's just special to me - charm,personality, X factor - whatever.. he's just fabulous. LOOOOOOVE everything about him - horrible singing included. And Haley and Thia are super cute and lovely girls.

But yeah Iovine should do something with them, because i really care much more about their personalities/looks/parents/clothes than their performances at this point and that's not good imo. Or maybe that's what they're going for this year? Thinking about it, Katy Perry's/Taylor Swift's personality (and costumes in Katy's case) are way more interesting than their songs/singing/performing too.

Sajid
Sajid

I don't think Casey or Pia is the frontrunner. Viewers click on their videos very often because those viewers have the same question in their minds -- How can these two become frontrunners???

This is a valid reason you have to take note of, Rickey.

Rickey
Rickey

LOL, that didn't make sense. If you cannot grasp that at least Pia is a front runner to win this year, then you are not in touch with what is happening on the show.

Sajid
Sajid

Thanks for all the hard jobs done in coming up with something that is actually far from whatever the intention is.

The best thing is to get a spy from AI itself and leak the exact ranking. It would make everything a lot easier then.

But I bet that it would be a very hard task. So let's just stick to whatever you produce.

IdolTime
IdolTime

It's not so much about likes and dislikes. Rickey's page views rankings is about interest and buzz of a contestant. And that means something... though not sure it will determine a winner.

I remember last year Sibboah (or however you spell her name) ranked very high consistently.

A divisive contestant can rank high, but it's consensus, not divisiveness, that will win you AI.

Rickey
Rickey

I guess the take away from this week is that even if Casey got a lot of interest (good or bad) this week, Pia Toscano was still up there. Her front-runner status at this point in the competition is solid. She can go wire-to-wire like Carrie!

zurvivor
zurvivor

u really did a great job doing all this.

casey will start falling and lose my interest if he keeps screaming like that in the song.
he can sing but i dont understand why he overdoes the growl thing.

Weng
Weng

Thanks Rickey for the time and effort for doing this. We readers would really love to see how they are faring every week. Selena also made a great analysis of the Youtube videos and pointed out some analytical observations as to the data. Thus, it will tell us that the ranking does not mean the person has done well in the competition. A contestant may be ranked high according to views but would not necessarily mean that they love the performance. Thus for popularity purposes it means they made a BUZZ this week. That is still making them popular!

I think if ever Naima slips on stage next week, or Pia showed her b**bs accidentally, Paul does a stupid break dancing, James would have a pink polka dotted tail, or Stefano would come out performing under influence...then, expect that their views are high. hehehe...

I think you did a great job of showing us a good table this time! clap clap clap!

Dibbee
Dibbee

Well if Casey Abrams is number 1 then I need to tune out American Idol. I absolutely hated his performance Wed. and it just got worse on Thursday. He is nothing but a screaming young man who thinks that is singing. Just look at him. He is probably a nice looking guy but he is bearded and playing the role of rock star. That is not an idol as far as I and many others in this country are concerned. Also, Steven Tyler is 100% worthless as a judge. He virtually says, "That was beautiful" to each contestant as if he is completely deaf. Jennifer is doing well and absolutely tries to give constructive, valuable criticism each time she speaks as well as good encouragement to these people. Randy is better than last year and has toned down his jive talk. He is trying to be more helpful I can tell. But Steven is as worthless as Ellen was last year and that is a shame.

Sheenish
Sheenish

@Selena
What is your problem with Casey?

On the first picture, I laughed a bit.

And on the other 30, I totally laughed.

Taka
Taka

Oh gawd! No Rose! Don't do it! They'll have you drinking so much by the second hour you'll need your stomach pumped!
lol, seriously, I'd advise you to maybe only take a shot every two times Steven Says Beautiful.

aRose
aRose

LOL, re: Steven Tyler, my husband and I are going to start a drinking game where every time Steven says the word 'beautiful,' well, you get the idea. Between that and Randy's overuse of 'dawg,' and 'pitchy,' it should make for an interesting night! And that's not even counting Jennifer's overuse of 'baby.'

Ana
Ana

Casey is a genius. Really. Even singing this song that is not suited for a vocal competition he nailed it and people are digging him.
I am so happy! I know he won´t win or anything but I want him to be there as long as possible. Can´t wait for his career to start. I applaud him for taking risks and not caring what the outcome might be. Hope he is still in it to win it!

takakupo
takakupo

Naima! NAIMA! STEP IT UP NEXT WEEK and get some new fans or you're in big trouble :( PLEASE!

Taka
Taka

I don't understand the continued hatred for Naima on this site (well, lol, I guess it might be relative just cause this site has a thumbs down mechanism). She is consistently the most interesting performer as she has the BEST studio tracks of all the contestants :]

Selena
Selena

Rickey, did you see this or try this. Count the votes, views and likes and dislikes on the actual video, and here are those numbers;

name, votes or stars on page, actual video views and like and dislikes on Youtube;

<b>Casey - 3/5 stars out of 127 votes - Youtube views on video: 11,025 - likes: 11 DISLIKES: 24

Pia - 4/5 stars out of 131 votes - Youtube views on video: 8,988 - likes 11 dislikes 0

Stefano - 4/5 stars out of 146 votes - Youtube views on video: 7.911 - likes 17 dislikes 1

Jacob - 2 1/2/5 stars out of 85 votes - Youtube views on video: 7,978 - likes 5 dislikes 4

James - 3 1/2/5 stars out of 122 votes - Youtube views on video: 8,189 - likes 2 dislikes 1

Paul - 3/5 stars out of 125 votes - Youtube views on video: 6, 520 - likes 6 dislikes 0

Scotty - 4/5 stars out of 122 votes - Youtube views on video: 9,454 - likes 27 dislikes 2

Lauren - 3 1/2/5 stars out of 86 votes - Youtube views on video: 6,779 - likes 2 dislikes 0

Thia - 4/5 stars out of 152 votes - Youtube views on video: 6,906 - likes 8 dislikes 1

Haley - 3/5 stars out of 104 votes - Youtube views on video: 5,181 - likes 8 dislikes 0

Naima - 2/5 stars out of 97 votes - Youtube views on video: 5,327 -likes 1 dislikes 2

Karen - 2 1/2/5 stars out of 90 votes - Youtube views on video: 4,874 - likes 7 dislikes 0</b>

hmmm according to the numbers Casey was most viewed, but got 3 out 5 votes or stars. His was the most viewed video on Youtube from your link, but also had more dislikes; 24 dislikes to 11 likes.

I don't know Rickey, but maybe a lot of those views were NOT positive according to the votes, views and Youtube dislikes.

Casey was the only one who had more dislikes than likes on his Youtube linked to Rickey.org

Mikhail
Mikhail

Well, so much for it being a "girl's year". Aside from Pia...no other female appears to be in serious consideration. I predict it will be another dude this year. Casey? Stefano? James?

hawk
hawk

Casey and James are the only reason I am watching this year. The others bore me. I bet it will be James and Lauren in the finale.

james4thewin
james4thewin

definetly james all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!