This could be interesting. One thing that I suspect can get in the way of Specials betting is internal bias. You can't help but like or dislike people and this can affect your neutrality and judgement.
I also find myself having little spare time at the moment in order to watch the show.
So I thought we could run an interesting experiment. I will bet on American Idol - especially the winners market - but not watch a minute of the show. The eviction market relies on factors that occur during the show so I will probably ignore it. I will try to avoid even looking at pictures of the contestants.
This means I will be betting solely on the polling numbers alone without any of my own thoughts ruining it! It may go horribly wrong but nothing ventured. nothing gained.
Anyone else going to join me?