Slate predicts the next American Idol.

Slate predicts the next American Idol.

Slate predicts the next American Idol.

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May 23 2007 2:06 PM

Slate Predicts the Next American Idol

The survey says ...

Jordin or Blake? The better singer, or the superior entertainer? That burning question will be answered tonight during the American Idol season finale. But Slate has an exclusive prediction, based on our survey taken by after last night's show.

Andy Bowers Andy Bowers

Andy Bowers, the creator and executive producer of Slate podcasts, is the co-founder and chief content officer of Panoply.

You'll find the result in the video below. The first section shows the real-time reactions of our 1,043 respondents as they watched the three performances by Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis. At the end, you'll see which performer wins on points in our survey.

Remember, you heard it here first. Or, if "America" goes the other way tonight, we'll have some more evidence that the voting method on American Idol is wildly out of tune.

For more details on the survey results, click on the thumbnail below.

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Read about how the survey was conducted. Comments: (E-mailers may be quoted by name unless the writer specifies otherwise.