Would you consider American Idol more of a singing competition or a reality show?

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Hafeman 5000 asked:

I think reality. this competition isnt about the best technical singer. If it were the bottom 5 would have been Brandon Rogers, Stephanie Edwards, Lakisha Jones, Chris Sligh and Melinda. Its about who is the best artist in 2007 contemporary culture, therefore how can you not have Jordin and Blake being the final two?