Is Twitter Going to RUIN Idol?

Could the “American Idol” contestants’ Twitter accounts spoil the results this year?  Some people say yes!  The theory is that you can judge the popularity of the contestants, by the number of followers they have.  Those numbers could indicate the order of elimination. 

When asked about it, “Idol” executive producer Ken Warwick brushed it off saying, quote, “I don’t read Twitter, so I can’t really say.” 

There may be something to the theory though.  Last week’s bottom three have three of the four lowest follower numbers.  Ashton Jones, who was eliminated, has the fewest overall. 

Here are the contestants ranked by their followers, with their total as of last night :

(Use links to Follow your favorites!)

Casey Abrams . . . 29,878 followers

Scotty McCreery . . . 28,818 followers

Paul McDonald . . . 24,467 followers

Lauren Alaina . . . 21,029 followers

Thia Megia . . . 20,650 followers

Pia Toscano . . . 19,670 followers

James Durbin . . . 19,010 followers

Stefano Langone . . . 17,147 followers 

Jacob Lusk . . . 11,437 followers

Karen Rodriguez . . . 10,621  (–She was in the Bottom Three last week.)

Haley Reinhart . . . 10,467  (–She was in the Bottom Three last week.)

Naima Adedapo . . . 9,720 

Ashthon Jones . . . 6,652