Beating the news using social media: the case study of American Idol | EPJ Data Science | Full Text
But they were less popular than their competition, including redheaded crooner John Stevens, a year-old whose highest compliment from the judges was that he was a nice guy. With the lowest vote tally, Hudson was bumped from the show. Even series host Ryan Seacrest chastised viewers. You have to keep your favorites in the competition. Series judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul play an advisory role after helping winnow down the field of 70, applicants to 32 semi-finalists and then, with viewers, to 12 finalists. The audience takes charge from there until the winner is picked.
Metrics details. We present a contribution to the debate on the predictability of social events using big data analytics. We focus on the elimination of contestants in the American Idol TV shows as an example of a well defined electoral phenomenon that each week draws millions of votes in the USA. This event can be considered as basic test in a simplified environment to assess the predictive power of Twitter signals.
Just one ballot mark isn't enough for fair results. Based on the final result of Phillip Phillips winning, his fans were very dedicated in the official voting. That's not surprising. Young pre-teen and teenage girls have learned from previous seasons that they cannot assume their favorite is safe just because he usually rather than she stayed out of the bottom every week.