Is Ryan Seacrest Creating Too Much Drama On Results Nights?

I may be in the minority, but I think Ryan Seacrest and the producers are having too much fun playing with the emotions of the  contestants when giving the results of the voting on Thursday nights.

When he kept sending contestants back to the couch, without letting them know their results, it only was to create more drama for the eventual revelation that Casey Abrams was the one going home.

It may be entertaining for Seacrest and the viewers, but it has to be torture for the contestants to have their emotions played with.

Personally, I think that the results should be given at the end of the show. Instead the results are broken up into portions, in between commercials and then finally the one being sent home is told after a song by a guest singer or a commercial.

These contestants have been on a emotional roller coaster, since the final 13 was revealed. They don’t deserve to have to wait so long to learn their fate.

But that isn’t dramatic enough for Seacrest and the producers, who want to squeeze that last drop of blood from the contestant being sent home.

Then the one being sent home is forced to sing a song before leaving the show. I have seen some of these singers fighting tears, while trying to sing their way, through what has to be an overwhelming emotional experience.

My main objection to all the drama, when announcing the results, is that these contestants have worked very hard for several weeks and don’t deserve to have their emotions toyed with, while Seacrest plays his game of wait and see who goes home.

Today’s poll asks the opinion of readers on whether the results shows are too dramatic.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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