Social media and ‘American Idol’: finals day

Before the start of the American Idol finals, Rappler has tracked some significant swings in online social sentiment for the two finalists with Phillip Phillips showing a huge spike in positive sentiment. showed a drop in Jessica Sanchez’s positive sentiment. From a high of 15:1 on Tuesday, it was down to 11:1. Jessica’s passion score was also down from a high of 56%, it is now down to 49%.

Even more dramatic is’s track of Jessica’s twitter handle (@jsanchezAI11) which has shown a huge drop in sentiment – from a high of 30:1 on Sunday to this morning’s 16:1. There has been a steady decline in sentiment together with a decline in passion for the 16 year old finalist… Read more


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