Scotty McCreery was the most popular contestant on American Idol this week. He jumped up five spots from #6 last week, and is now tied at #2 with Paul McDonald for season average.
Naima Adedapo moved 11 spots to #2 this week, and improves her season average to #7 tied with Jacob Lusk.
Pia Toscano remains the favorite to win American Idol, keeping her #1 season average for two weeks in a row. She is at #3 this week.
James Durbin moved 4 spots to #4 this week, and improves to #6 for the season.
Paul McDonald slips to #5 this week, but keeps his #2 average for the season tied with Scotty McCreery.
Lauren Alaina was at #12 this week and is #10 for the season. Lauren is still regarded as a contender to win it all, but her numbers are definitely not showing it. Can she make a comeback?
Ashthon Jones had the least views on the blog this week, and was voted off the show.
After a bit of research, I’m making major adjustments to the numbers moving forward. As some of you already suspect, the blog gets visited by a significant number of Filipino fans residing in the Philippines. I’m just assuming that they can’t affect the voting process on the show as much as they can affect pageviews and polling numbers, so I’m going to take a few numbers away.
32% of the pageviews for Thia Megia are coming directly from the Philippines, while the average for the other contestants is just 13%. Some of them are as low as 9% like Scotty and Paul. I’m subtracting 19% of Thia’s pageviews to compensate for the discrepancy. It’s not perfect, but Thia’s numbers are unusually high and this is the simplest way to adjust it. With raw numbers, Thia would have been at #5 this week, but with the adjustment she is at #8.
Here’s the rest of the rankings of your American Idol Top 13:
|This Wk||Last Wk||Season Ave||Top 13 Performance||Views|
|1||6||2 (tied)||Scotty McCreery – The River||7029|
|2||13||7 (tied)||Naima Adedapo – Umbrella||6845|
|3||1||1||Pia Toscano – All By Myself||6822|
|4||8||6||James Durbin – Maybe I’m Amazed||6715|
|5||2||2 (tied)||Paul McDonald – Come Pick Me Up||6272|
|6||9||9||Stefano Langone – Lately||5944|
|7||4||4 (tied)||Casey Abrams – With A Little Help From My Friends||5833|
|8||3||4 (tied)||Thia Megia – Smile||5303|
|9||5||7 (tied)||Jacob Lusk – I believe I Can Fly||5273|
|10||11||11 (tied)||Karen Rodriguez – I Could Fall In Love||4210|
|11||10||11 (tied)||Haley Reinhart – Blue||4184|
|12||7||10||Lauren Alaina – Any Man of Mine||4100|
|13||12||Voted Off||Ashthon Jones – When You Tell Me That You Love Me||3009|
(Stats from March 9 – 10, 2011)