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American Idol Viewers: Aaron Kelly Should Hit the Road After His Performance Last Night

Once again, viewers say Crystal Bowersox gave the best performance last night

Flemington, NJ, March 31, 2010 – A new national study among 3,418 American Idol viewers revealed that Aaron Kelly was selected as the contestant that should be eliminated from the next round of the competition based on his performance last night. 

The study was conducted during March 30-31, by HCD Research using its website, to obtain American Idol viewers’ perceptions of which contestants should be eliminated on tonight’s results show. HCD Research is conducting a series of studies among a nationally representative sample of Americans, which parallel the American Idol voting to determine the weekly winners based on a democratic, “one person, one vote” methodology.

The studies are being conducted in response to the controversy over the validity of the voting process that is currently used to select the weekly winners. The study results are compared to the actual results of the show each week. To view detailed results visit:

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Crystal Bowersox received 29.2% of the votes, indicating that viewers believe she should advance to the next round of the competition. The contestant with the lowest percentage of votes was Aaron Kelly, with 3.8% of the votes. Based on the results of the study, Kelly is the contestant who should be eliminated on tonight’s show.

Among the findings:

 Respondents were asked to pick the one contestant that they thought should advance to the next round of the competition:


% that voted for contestant to move on

Crystal Bowersox


Lee Dewyze


Casey James


Katie Stevens


Michael Lynche


Siobhan Magnus


Andrew Garcia


Tim Urban


Didi Benami


Aaron Kelly


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HCD Research is a marketing and communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ.  The company's services include traditional and web-based research.  For additional information on HCD Research, access the company’s web site at or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.® ( is a media measurement website that provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

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RE: AmericanIdol 3-31-10
by waasaaap (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 5:10:48 PM (#5388)
Tim Urban received 5.5% of the votes??????? What is the matter with the people who voted for him?????????????? TIM URBAN SUCKS!!!!!!
RE: AmericanIdol 3-31-10
by roljake (Anonymous User) on Friday, April 2, 2010 @ 8:10:30 PM (#5431)
i dont like Tim!!!!!!! i thought Didi could win this season!!! i dont watch again..............american idol i love season 8 it's Fair unlikely this's worst!!!!
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