Season 11 Top 4 American Idol Update: What Are They Doing Now?

Now that the clamor over Season 11 has died down, we thought it would be a good time to find out what your favorite Idol contestants are doing now. While most are getting ready for their upcoming summer tour, here’s the lowdown on other things that the contestants have been up to: Phillip Phillips:  Season [...]

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The Data Did Not Translate Into Votes (This Time Around): Congrats Phillip Phillips, American Idol!

Phillip Phillips is our new American Idol. After a record-setting 132 million votes and lasting popularity among the younger females, a key demographic of the American Idol audience, handsome and quietly rebellious Phillip took center stage and the title of American Idol on Wednesday night in a surprising-to-some (yes, that includes us) grand finale. So [...]

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ZabaSearch Predicts Jessica Sanchez Wins American Idol

In the hottest night of American Idol yet, Top 2 contestants Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez wowed the audience with three songs that changed the Idol Nation forever and the question on everybody’s mind became: Could the 16 year old powerhouse from Chula Vista, California win it all and become the first female American Idol [...]

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Man versus Machine: Catch ZabaSearch on AfterBuzzTV Tonight After American Idol

You never know what you’re going to come across in the Twittersphere these days, and just a few weeks ago, we engaged  AfterBuzzTV hosts J.C. Rubio and Mark Alan in a little friendly banter over American Idol predictions. Sure we missed a few early on, but since J.C. and Mark have brought this to squarely [...]

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Top 2 Battle for American Idol

And the battle rages on in this final week of Season 11 as the remaining two contestants take the stage tonight to compete for the title of American Idol! Both contestants have consistently ranked at the top of fan polls throughout the season, and their fan counts echo their ever-growing popularity. In this week’s American [...]

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The Case For and Against Phillip Phillips as the Next American Idol

Will Phillip Phillips be the next American Idol? In just 48 hours, we will know the answer to that question, as the Top 2 contestants take the stage on Tuesday evening for the performances of their life! Some say that Phillip is a shoe-in for the winner, while others disagree. As we wait for the [...]

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The Case For and Against Jessica Sanchez as the Next American Idol

We are down to the final 24 hours before Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez take the stage for the title of American Idol, and with the chatter heating up, we thought this would be the perfect time to take a closer look at Jessica Sanchez and the factors that may play or not play in [...]

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American Idol Top 3 Predictions: Who’s Going Home Tonight

The ZabaSearch Prediction Engine has spoken and after the most difficult call yet, we’re ready to present a scenario for tonight’s elimination that’s sure to go against the grain of many, including our friends-slash-sparring-partners at AfterBuzzTV who have predicted oh-so-differently in their post-show wrap-up! However, before we progress, we must note that the margin of [...]

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UPDATE American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Phillip’s Fan Surge Fallacy

It’s now eight hours after the publication of our last American Idol Social Media Scorecard noting a simply unreal surge of nearly 100k fans in just seven days, and we still can’t get over the jump. In fact, the jump is still so shocking that we super-sleuthed the data, our new theory is that Phillip [...]

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Phillip Phillips’ Fan Base Surges

UPDATE (6:17 pm):  New information on Phillip’s fan surge discovered! See latest theory here. This week, the American Idol Social Media Scorecard is telling us that the race is on! The remaining Top 3 contestants in Season 11 of American Idol each experienced some of the largest gains in Twitter and Facebook following over the [...]

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What’s Next on American Idol: Predictions for Top 3 Week

As American Idol is getting ready to wind up its eleventh season with a fierce battle between Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips, we, the voting audience should be ready for a Wednesday night that is jam-packed with music and excitement as the Top 3 share hometown visits and performances of three songs this [...]

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Sneak Peek: Jessica Sanchez’s Hometown Visit to U.S.S. Midway, San Diego

This week is an exciting week for fans and the Top 3 contestants alike as Jessica, Phillip and Joshua return to their hometowns for celebration and song. We’ve got a jumpstart on the excitement as we’ve acquired  some EXCLUSIVE on-the-front-lines fan videos taken of Jessica’s performances on the U.S.S. Midway. Check out the short videos [...]

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American Idol Top 4 Predictions: Who’s Going Home Tonight

The battle for the hometown visits is on among the  Top 4 American Idol contestants, and now the Idol Nation is left waiting for the results to see who will be eliminated next! Will it be teen heart throb Phillip Phillips, experienced-beyond-her-years Jessica Sanchez, teen-Celine Hollie Cavanagh, or Idol-throwback-to-another-era Joshua Ledet? Depending upon how much [...]

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: And Then There Were Four

We’re down to just four contestants this week on American Idol and it is clearly anybody’s game, with more and more data tumbling in every second! Fan counts for the final four contestants are still headed up for all contestants, though at a higher rate for underdogs Hollie Cavanagh and Joshua Ledet.  For the second [...]

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American Idol Top 5 Predictions: Who’s Going Home Tonight?

The stage was on fire as the Top 5 contestants from American Idol performed twice over, first with a round of songs from the 60′s and then again with British pop hits. On the whole, the contestants seemed to understand what was at risk on this fine evening of vocal battle, with the most disappointing [...]

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Ladies Take the Lead in Overall Gains

Season 11 of American Idol is down to just 5 contestants and at this point in the competition, you can feel the tension as the Top 5 battle it out to earn a hometown visit to perform in front of their friends & family. Of course, as the competition heats up, the fan counts are [...]

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What’s Next on American Idol: Predictions for Top 5 Week

We’re just a day away from performances of the Top 5 remaining American Idol contestants, and as the competition heats up, we’ve got the skinny on what to expect this week on American Idol. Without further adieu, we predict that this week on American Idol, you will see: The Top 5 contestants take on songs [...]

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American Idol Style Guide: Jessica Sanchez’s Geometric Print Skirt, Top 6 Sing Queen

Last week’s performances brought on some truly rockin’ performances by the Top 6 American Idol contestants, including Bohemian Rhapsody by favorite Idol fashionista, Jessica Sanchez. To match the eclectic mix of ballad and hard rock, Jessica sported a look that captured that same classical yet funky feel to carry through the song. If you liked [...]

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Elise Testone Eliminated, Five Remain

After weeks of curiously erratic voting by America, Top 6 American Idol contestant Elise Testone was finally eliminated in the first predictable outcome in weeks.  Wednesday night’s performance show included two songs from each contestant, one by the famed rock group Queen, and one of the contestant’s own choice. Some say Elise was eliminated due [...]

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American Idol Top 6 Predictions: Who’s Going Home Tonight?

Ding! Ding! Ding! The bell has rung and the Top 6 contestants from American Idol found themselves once again squarely on America’s battle arena of song, as Wednesday night brought two rounds of performances — the first, songs from the iconic rock group Queen, and the second, songs of each contestant’s choice. As expected, competition [...]

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: The Race is On

The pulse on this week’s American Idol Season 11 Top 6 contestants finds two clear front runners in total fan count, while the bottom four are neck and neck in overall fan popularity based on Facebook likes and Twitter followers. Both Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips continue to exhibit a significant lead over the remaining [...]

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American Idol Top 7 Predictions Round 2: Who’s Going Home Tonight?

It was another bout amongst the Top 7 American Idol contestants last night, and everyone really brought their A-Game. As the competition heats up, predictions are becoming more and more difficult each week. Audiences are now basing their vote more strictly on performance factors, and the performances last night were over the top, just as we should expect from the Top 7.

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Jessica Sanchez Gains Huge Following

  Last week, we saw pretty even gains across the board for each of the Top 7 American Idol contestants (which you can see by taking a look at the previous American Idol Social Media Scorecard). This week the story was much different. The scorecard saw a wide range of fan count gains ranging from [...]

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What’s Next on American Idol? Predictions for Top 7 Week 2

The Top 7 American Idol contestants will take the stage again this week following Jessica Sanchez’s save. The contestant’s will returning to the stage singing songs from “Now and Then” and competing, once again, for America’s vote. What can you expect to see on Idol this week? – Performance by LMFAO singing Sorry for Party [...]

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American Idol Predictions: What Went Wrong With America’s Vote

On  Wednesday morning, hours and hours before the latest Idol voting results were announced, we gave our predictions for the bottom three contestants on American Idol. Based on trending popularity, quality of performance, and a host of other quantifiable factors, we predicted that Hollie Cavanagh, Elise Testone and Phillip Phillips would be in the bottom [...]

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American Idol Top 7 Predictions: Who’s Going Home From the Top 7 Tonight?

There is no doubt that as the Top 7 becomes the Top 6, the competition is heating up and the predictions are becoming far more difficult. As shown in previous seasons, the closer we get to the finals, the audience is more likely to vote based on quality of performance over other factors such as [...]

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Fan Count Gains Level but it’s Anybody’s Game

In this week’s social media race for popularity, the latest American Idol fan counts show slightly smaller but more evenly distributed gains in Twitter followers and Facebook likes among the remaining Top 7 American Idol contestants. This week, total fan count gains ranged from 16.4% by Hollie Cavanagh to 28.1% for Joshua Ledet over the [...]

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What’s Next on American Idol? Predictions for Top 7 Week

See what’s in store next for America next, as the Top 7 perform songs from “This Decade” on the next American Idol!

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American Idol Style Guide: Skylar Laine’s High Low Fuschia Dress

Just in time for prom season, here’s how you can recreate Skylar Laine’s high low prom queen look, from her performance of “Wind Beneath my Wings”, Songs from the 80s.

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The Falsetto That Irked a Nation Sends DeAndre Brackensick Home

A lot can change overnight, and in fact, for Top 8 American Idol contestant DeAndre Brackensick, a lot did. Just 24 hours after his performance of I Like It by DeBarge, America told DeAndre that we did not like it, making him the next American Idol contestant out the door. While we accurately predicted the [...]

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American Idol Predictions: Who’s Headed Home From the Top 8 Tonight?

After performances of Songs from the 80′s, the results from the ZabaSearch Prediction Engine are in! Read a recap of the show and see our predictions on who’s going home next from the Top 8 contestants on American Idol!

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Colton Breaks Away While Hollie Lags Behind

Data junkies and statisticians come hither! In the race for fame and everlasting popularity, among Season 11′s Top 8 American Idol Contestants, this week, our pulse on the AI fan count shows current frontrunner Colton Dixon breaking away from the pack with a 46% gain over last week’s American Idol Social Media Scorecard (SMS), which [...]

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American Idol Style Guide: Hollie Cavanagh’s Short, White Sequined Dress

If you loved the sequined white dress that Hollie Cavanagh wore during her performance of “Jesus Take the Wheel”, read on to find out where you can get a similar look for less.

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What’s Next on American Idol: Predictions for Top 8 Week

We’re just a few days away from the Top 8 American Idol contestants performing songs from the 80′s and here’s our list of predictions on what you’ll see on the show and what might happen with your favorite contestants this week.

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Whole Lotta Love: Who Did It Better, Elise Testone or Adam Lambert?

Which American Idol contestant, Elise Testone or Adam Lambert, rocked a better version of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” See both performances and then vote on your favorite performance!

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Will Heejun Get the Last Laugh (and Other Final Thoughts on the Elimination)

Heejun gets the heave-ho on American Idol Read our follow up and analysis of the last elimination on American Idol.

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American Idol Predictions: Who’s Headed Home From the Top 9 Tonight?

The results are in from the ZabaSearch Prediction Engine! See who our picks are for who’s staying and who’s going home tonight on American Idol. Are your favorite contestants in danger?

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Hollie Cavanagh on the Rise

See the latest fan count for your favorite American Idol contestants in the latest ZabaSearch American Idol Social Media Scorecard.

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ZabaSearch, ZScores and American Idol Predictions

Using a proprietary ‘Prediction Engine,’  we hope to accurately predict the outcome of the 11th season of American Idol. Check back here each week, as we post new information and predictions about the remaining contestants, including who will be eliminated each week. To make these predictions, we calculate a ZScore index number for each contestant, [...]

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What’s Next on American Idol? Predictions for Top 9 Performance Week

What can you expect on American Idol this week while the Top 9 perform? Nicki Minaj, Scotty McCreery, and a few of our other predictions for the Top 9 this week on American Idol!

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American Idol Style Guide: Jessica Sanchez’s Black Tribal Crochet Lace Dress

In this week’s performances of songs by Billy Joel, contestant Jessica Sanchez showed off her fashion chops once again in a beautiful Byron Lars black lace tribal crochet dress, strappy, high heeled shoes, a double cuff gold bangle bracelet, and chandelier earrings. In fact, Jessica’s pick for the week left designer Tommy Hilfiger with little [...]

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American Idol Predictions: Only the Not-So-Good Die Young

Find out who will be eliminated tonight on American Idol! ZabaSearch lays down our predictions for the bottom three and who’s going home after performances of songs from Billy Joel.

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American Idol Social Media Scorecard: Joshua Ledet Grows in Popularity

This week’s American Idol Social Media Scorecard shows stellar performance by Joshua Ledet results in huge popularity gain, but is it enough?

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American Idol Style Guide: Jessica Sanchez

Find out how you can recreate Jessica Sanchez’s outfit, including sequined pants and all in the ZabaSearch American Idol Style Guide!

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Top Ten Revealed! Shannon Magrane Eliminated

After a night of great singing from Demi Lovato and Chris Daughtry, America voted and sent 6′ tall, off-key beauty Shannon Magrane home to Florida.

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NEW! American Idol Social Media Scorecard

With performances for the final 12 contestants hitting the tube tonight, see how popular your favorites are with fans in our new American Idol Social Media Scorecard, where we will be tracking the number of followers and fans each contestant has been building up on Twitter and Facebook each week!

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The Girl Who Dared

The truly great songs are typically a recipe for disaster on American Idol. In most cases, contestants should just know better than to try to belt out one of those truly iconic songs, however, in this case, it was near impossible to avoid catastrophe, that is, unless you are Jessica Sanchez.

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Welcome to American Idol on ZabaSearch!

Things are heating up on Season 11 of American Idol and we are now down to the final 12 contestants! As the competition tightens, we hope you’ll be joining us here on ZabaSearch as we lay down the latest news and our predictions for who will be off week on American Idol!

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