Isn’t it amazing how two people can see something so differently?
Monday night, I told you about the survey I received from FOX about “Idol.” Well now that the survey has made its rounds on the Internet, people are starting to jump to some conclusions…
Courtney Hazlett, who writes “The Scoop” for MSNBC.com wrote in her column last night that the survey may be signaling a hosting change since there was “a noticeable focus” on Ryan in the survey.
Hazlett points out two statements respondents were asked to rate: “I like the interaction between Ryan and the contestants” and “I like the interaction between the judges and Ryan.”
Funny, when I took the survey, I just thought those questions were trying to determine whether we thought there was too much talking and not enough singing…
Now, it’s no surprise that I would jump to Ryan’s defense, but this time it’s fairly easy. As I mentioned in my post, all of the judges were mentioned in the survey not only with an overall question about how much they add to the enjoyment of the show, but in several places we were asked about how important each judge’s comments are to the show. I saw no “noticeable focus” on Ryan whatsoever.
Now, since Hazlett is a gossip columnist, it is possible she’s got some additional information I’m not privy to; but if she’s basing her story on the survey, I think she’s taking a bit of a leap.
As a source from FOX told her, the questions “fall under the leave-no-stone-unturned category more than anything else.”
After all, I don’t think there’s anyone out there—including me—that would say they watch the show just for Ryan. And surely there’s no one out there who would say they stopped watching the show because of Ryan.
If they want to get rid of someone, Randy’s the place to start, dawg…