Originally Posted by Imperfect1;3441705;
Well, this may come as a shock, but American Idol is not a particularly meaningful enterprise. It's a wonderfully cheesy talent show that doesn't particularly value talent in most of its contestants. Nevertheless, I think most viewers vote for the contestants whose music they like, period. That's why the Sanjayas and others are always weeded out before the Top 3. This year's Top 4 was the best ever. Viewers insist on the best musicianship when the competition starts to get serious (usually at Top 4 or Top 3).