Fill In The Blanks
Can you help us fill in the blanks in our database? We're missing bits of information on the following contestants. If you know any of the answers, please send us an email, preferably with a link to an online reference for double-checking. If you send us your name or handle as well, we'll give you a permanent shout-out on this page. Thanks!
— The staff of WhatNotToSing.com.
What's "exposure"? It's a determination of how much airtime, if any, a contestant received prior to the start of the semifinals, and it's part of our ongoing Idolmetrics study. Each contestant is assigned to one of five levels:
...the semifinal performance was the first time (for all intents and purposes) anyone heard him or her sing. Example: Latoya London
...the contestant was heard singing only briefly – a snippet of an audition, a group performance in Hollywood, etc. Example: Bo Bice
...the contestant's first significant airtime was in Hollywood (or immediately after; e.g. the S3 "Best Of The Rest" episode.) Should be at least a solo performance or an extended feature in a group performance. Example: Elliott Yamin
...the contestant's audition was aired fully plus perhaps a brief interview/intro clip with Ryan, but all without too much fanfare. Example: David Cook
P=Promo (or Pimping, if you prefer)
...the contestant had a significant, in-depth promotional/backstory piece aired in addition to his or her audition. Example: Constantine Maroulis
Our thanks and gratitude to the following contributors who've helped us so far...
- Ian ...for a ton of information from every season, particularly audition cities and songs. (Special thanks to his digging up complete exposure information from Season One.)
- Ben H. ...for our two missing Season Seven audition songs, several old audition songs from S2 and S3, and exposure levels for S9.
- Julie ...for providing exposure levels for many contestants EVERY year since S9, plus a few birthdays too.
- Kristin ...for S8 exposure levels.
- Elliott ...for exposure levels and birthdays for a great many seasons, plus other bits of information.
- Barbara ...for researching exposure levels for many early-season contestants.
- Sumi ...for S6 and S9 exposure levels and S10 audition songs
- Aram ...for Kristen McNamara's audition song
- Drew ...for a wealth of S1 and S2 audition information, plus other items.
- Eric S. ...for the final word on many of the long-delayed S2 exposure levels, plus numerous S1-S4 birthdays and more.
- Laura ...for Bucky Covington's long-mysterious audition song(s).
- Desiree ...for S9 birthdates and exposure levels.
- Spencer ...for S9 birthdates
- Phan ...for S10/11/12 audition songs and exposure levels
- Miriam ...for S10 exposure levels
- Viuc ...for S11 airtime measurements.
- Caitlyn ...for S10, S11, and S13 birthdays, plus audition songs
- Tomas ...for S17 audition songs and exposure levels
- Jenna ...for S17 exposure levels