Predicto Votes Foretell 2010's American Idol

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Who will win America's favorite reality competition? Members of Snackable Media's Predicto.com, North America's largest premium mobile service, speculate via text about which talented contestant will be named champion.

62% of Predicto voters remain firmly “Team Crystal,” believing that she will join the ranks of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia and Jordin Sparks as "Idol’s" fifth female winner.

Forget for a moment the relative lack of buzz surrounding this year's 'American Idol' contestants, as compared to recent faves like Adam Lambert and David Cook. When it comes to seeing the top 2 contestants square off for reality TV's highest honor, America tunes in. Leading up to this week's two-night season finale, the popular prediction site Predicto.com has been tabulating votes on whether the 2010 American Idol will be Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze. Both are talented musicians who not only have devoted fan bases but are also each other's biggest supporters. Despite their mutual admiration society, only one of the finalists can win.

When 'Idol' debuted in January, Simon Cowell predicted that the crop of female contestants was so outstanding that a woman would claim victory for the first time in 3 years. Soon after the snarky judge made this statement, Predicto asked the mobile community if they agreed with Simon. They answered with a resounding yes: 81% of Predicto members said that this year's Idol would be a woman.

Unfortunately, 'Idol' viewers did not feel the same way; five weeks before the finale, every girl except Crystal Bowersox had been eliminated. The spirited Bowersox has been favored to win the show, having wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of "Natural Woman" in the semifinals. Yet, perhaps to create more suspense, the judges have begun hyping low-key Lee DeWyze as a serious contender for the crown. Nevertheless, 62% of Predicto voters remain firmly "Team Crystal," believing that she will join the ranks of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia and Jordin Sparks as Idol's fifth female winner.

Whether or not Simon Cowell's initial instincts hold true, this 'American Idol' will be Cowell's last as the show's lead judge. The majority of Predicto members think that his former partner-in-crime Paula Abdul will return for the finale to perform a song for her 'Idol' pal. Who will join Kara, Ellen and Randy on the judges' panel in 2011? Even the Predicto community is at odds over this potent post, but voters give a slight edge to former Idol mentor and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

For the latest 'American Idol' predictions, visit Predicto.com.

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Predicto Mobile is a market-leading interactive SMS provider that engages members on pop culture and current events. Additionally, Predicto has established itself as a prime destination for media to reference statistics, polls and public opinion. Visit Predicto.com to follow the company's entertainment blog, news updates, top polls and Twitter feed, or go to TV.Predicto.com for videos featuring the latest red-carpet interviews and celebrity predictions. Predicto Mobile is a Snackable Media company.

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