I'm not sure how helpful Twitter followers are to the future of an "Idol" but a year ago, Hollywood Reporter noted as the show entered the top 13 that Phillip Phillips had the most Twitter followers. He ultimately won. (Then again, Heejun Han was second and he finished seventh. And eventual third place finisher Joshua Ledet was ranked 11th.)
The top 10 a year ago had a collective 214,000 fans. This year? 137,000 fans. That's about 30% drop, comparable to the general dropoff in interest in the show year over year.
- The Top 10 theme is focused on past "Idol" winners. But it doesn't just include their original songs after they won "Idol" but songs they sang on "Idol' as well, which expands the possibilities.
- And why hasn't Epic released an album yet featuring "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro? Her first single was godawful and failed to showcase her vocals in any meaningful way. What a mess! Meanwhile, "X Factor" season 2 winner Tate Stevens has a May release date for his album.