HCD Research Study Reveals American Idol "Voted Off" Wrong Contestants


HCD Research conducted another study between March 9-11, the main focus of the study was to see who should be eliminated in the next round. Surprisingly American idol "voted off" the wrong contestants accourding to the study. These studies conducted by HCD Research, through MediaCurves, are designed so that each participant/respondent can only answer each survey once. So either American Idols voting methods are off or a lot of respondents changed their minds at the last minute, I'm thinking there might be an unfair advantage to how you can vote through American Idol. Want to know more details? Check out the email HCD Research sent out to its members below. You can also access the detailed results by checking out the whole article as well as viewing the Idol Democracy graphs.

National Study Reveals American Idol “Voted Off” Wrong Contestants
-- American Idol eliminations contradict viewers’ choices due to flawed methodology --
Flemington, NJ, March 12, 2010 – A series of national studies conducted among 6,727 American Idol viewers revealed that the contestants who were “voted off” during the show’s elimination last night did not accurately reflect the viewers’ choices.
During last night’s show, Katelyn Epperly, Todrick Hall, Lilly Scott and Alex Lambert were eliminated from the competition.  In contrast, viewers participating in the national Idol Democracy study, which employs a “one person, one vote” system, reported that Aaron Kelly, Lacey Brown,  Todrick Hall, and Katelyn Epperly were the contestants who should actually have been eliminated from the competition last night. 
The Idol Democracy study was conducted during March 9-11, by HCD Research using its mediacurves.com website, to obtain American Idol viewers’ perceptions of which contestants should be eliminated on the March 11 results show. HCD Research is conducting a series of studies among a nationally representative sample of Americans, which parallel American Idol voting to determine the weekly winners based on a democratic, “one person, one vote” methodology.
The American Idol voting methodology allows viewers to vote multiple times for multiple contestants. However, the Idol Democracy study only allows viewers to vote one time for one contestant. To view detailed results visit: www.mediacurves.com/americanidol/idoldemocracy

Among the findings:
Respondents were asked to pick the one contestant that they thought should advance to the next round of the competition:
The Women
% that voted for contestant to move on
Crystal Bowersox
Siobhan Magnus
Lilly Scott
Katie Stevens
Didi Benami
Paige Miles
Lacey Brown
Katelyn Epperly

The Men
% that voted for contestant to move on
Michael Lynche
Casey James
Tim Urban
Alex Lambert
Lee Dewyze
Andrew Garcia
Aaron Kelly
Todrick Hall