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Which contestants biggest on social media?

Schwartz Research Group studied the social media presence of various “American Idol” contestants and here are the top 10 most connected, based on likes on Facebook and followers on Twitter. Will this correlate to actual votes? We’ll see.

tim-halperin-american-idol1.Tim Halperin

2. Scott McCreery

3. Lauren Alaina

4. Paul McDonald

5. Thia Megia

6. Brett Loewenstern

7. Julie Zorilla

8. Robbie Rosen

9. Casey Abrams

10. Kendra Chantelle

Most likes on Facebook are the young ones:

Scott McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Tia Megia

Most followers on Twitter:

Tim Halperin, Paul McDonald, Julie Zorilla

Facebook is far more popular for “Idol” fan engagement, triple that of Twitter.

Three least popular on social media?

Tatynisa Wilson, Rachel Zevita and Clint Jun Gamboa.

And here are Yahoo’s top 10 most searched season 10 contestants the past week:

  1. Thia Megia
  2. Casey Abrams
  3. Lauren Alaina
  4. Scotty McCreery
  5. Clint Jun Gamboa
  6. James Durbin
  7. Jacob Lusk
  8. Pia Toscano
  9. Julie Zorilla
  10. Haley Reinhart

States doing the most Yahoo! searches for “Idol” contestants

  1. California
  2. Illinois
  3. Texas
  4. Georgia
  5. North Carolina
  6. Ohio
  7. New Jersey
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. New York
  10. Florida

9 comments Add your comment


February 28th, 2011
3:12 pm

Thanks Rodney, it will be interesting to see how these numbers play out in terms of how they finish. In years past it used to be a fairly big, but not an exact indicator.

Tim Halperin, well there you go ladies. I’m not surprised by Clint being one of the least, everyone is searching for North Korea on Facebook, and I don’t think they have a page.


February 28th, 2011
3:19 pm

I agree with JT…it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Out for awhile. We’re heading for the hospital to bring mom and baby home.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

One small correction Rodney…

It’s Thea – not Tia – Megia.

But other than that… great list.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

Glad mom & the little prince are coming home, your queenness.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
3:51 pm

That answers my “Tim who?” question from the last thread. But I still don’t remember him all that well.


February 28th, 2011
3:56 pm

Tim Halperin aka David Cook version 4.0, not to be confused with David Cook version 2.0 aka Kris Allen. I won’t speak of David Cook version 3.0.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
4:28 pm

Okay… it’s Thia… not Thea. (doh!)

Imagine how much higher she’d be ranked if her name wasn’t spelled incorrectly so often! :-)


February 28th, 2011
4:54 pm

Interesting. See everyone tomorrow.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
4:55 pm

Going to be heading out shortly. Drive safely in the rain!

“Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.” (Jimmy Durante)