In my opinion, each and every one of these so-called "reality" shows are so far outside the actual definition of reality that they should instead be called "fantasy shows."
We made the mistake of getting involved in the voting on one of them--America's Got Talent--the year that little Jackie Evancho was competing. The fact that she did not win, and came in only second convinced me that the whole thing was rigged and pre-decided.
It is my considered opinion that Michael won ONLY because he was middle-aged, and had less time ahead of him to make something of his career. I believe that the audience voting was ignored. When you saw the reaction to Jackie, I cannot believe that she did not win the actual vote.
I'm done watching any of them...and I never did get into watching the really crazy set-up nonsense such as "Survivor." Talk about a bogus crock of nitrogenous waste material....