If DialIdol.com is correct this year for American Idol Season Nine, Lee DeWyze is the new American Idol — with an upset victory over Crystal Bowersox.
DialIdol.com shows a DialIdol Score of …
12,008 for Lee DeWyze
7,687 for Crystal Bowersox
Check Dialldol.com – Measuring the busy signal …
The prediction website predicts winners based on the number of busy signals contestant toll-free numbers get while people vote for their choice. It does not take into account text messages.
DialIdol is both the name of a computer program for Microsoft Windows and its associated website (dialidol.com) that tracks voting trends for American Idol contestants. The program allows users to automatically vote for the American Idol contestants of their choice using their PC’s modem. The program then reports back to the main website, which keeps track of the results based on the percentage of calls for each contestant that result in a busy signal. DialIdol assumes that more busy signals means more callers are attempting to vote for that contestant. DialIdol was created during the fourth season of American Idol and was released to the public at the start of the fifth season.
HOW ACCURATE IS DIAL IDOL?
A chance for error exists because DialIdol does not take text messages into account, and because of other problems with measuring busy signals, there exists a margin of error for each contestant’s score. Because of this, often 50% or more of the contestants are predicted to be in danger of being voted off, or DialIdol does not make any prediction, as was the case for the final 3 of Season 6 (when Melinda Doolittle was eliminated) and the finale of Season 8 (when Kris Allen won). Also, DialIdol has been criticized for its impreciseness in ranking the contestants; however, the program’s creator has asserted that DialIdol “was never designed to get the results slot for slot right”, and stresses that DialIdol is “for entertainment purposes only”.
PAST AMERICAN IDOL WINNERS AND DIALIDOL PREDICTIONS
Season Eight Predictions
For the finale, DialIdol did not make any prediction. Kris Allen won.
In the final 11, DialIdol predicted that either Megan Joy, Allison Iraheta or Alexis Grace would be eliminated. Alexis Grace was eliminated.
In the final 10, DialIdol had its only inaccurate prediction of the season. Matt Giraud was definitively predicted to be safe and not in the bottom 3, but he was actually the 2nd lowest vote getter.
In the final 7 (i), DialIdol predicted that either Kris Allen, Matt Giraud, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Adam Lambert or Lil Rounds would be eliminated. Matt Giraud received the lowest number of votes, but was saved by the judges.
In the final 4, DialIdol predicted that either Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta or Kris Allen would be eliminated. Allison Iraheta was eliminated.
Season Seven Predictions
For the finale, DialIdol correctly predicted that David Cook would win.
In the final 8, DialIdol predicted that either Brooke White, David Cook, Michael Johns, Syesha Mercado or Carly Smithson would be eliminated. Michael Johns was eliminated.
In the final 6, DialIdol predicted that either David Archuleta, Syesha Mercado, Jason Castro, Brooke White or Carly Smithson would be eliminated. Carly Smithson was eliminated.
Season Six Predictions
For the finale, DialIdol correctly predicted that Jordin Sparks would win.
In the final 11, DialIdol predicted that either Jordin Sparks, Chris Richardson, Stephanie Edwards, Chris Sligh, Gina Glocksen or Haley Scarnato would be eliminated. Stephanie Edwards was eliminated.
In the final 9, DialIdol predicted that either Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar, Chris Richardson, Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Haley Scarnato, LaKisha Jones or Gina Glocksen would be eliminated. Gina Glocksen was eliminated.
In the final 6, two people were due to be eliminated. DialIdol predicted that two of Phil Stacey, Melinda Doolittle, Chris Richardson and LaKisha Jones would be eliminated. Chris Richarson and Phil Stacey were eliminated.
In the final 3, DialIdol did not make any prediction. Melinda Doolittle was eliminated.
In the finale, DialIdol correctly predicted that Jordin Sparks would win.
Season Five Predictions
For the finale, DialIdol correctly predicted that Taylor Hicks would win.
In the final 9, DialIdol predicted that either Elliott Yamin or Mandisa would be eliminated. Mandisa was eliminated.
In the final 6, DialIdol predicted that either Paris Bennett or Kellie Pickler would be eliminated. Kellie Pickler was eliminated.
In the final 4, DialIdol predicted that either Chris Daughtry or Katharine McPhee would be eliminated. Chris Daughtry was eliminated.
Season Four Predictions
For the finale, DialIdol correctly predicted that Carrie Underwood would win.
For its first ever prediction, in the final 6, DialIdol predicted that either Constantine Maroulis or Vonzell Solomon would be eliminated. Maroulis was eliminated.