Scary Influence of Reality TV

So I'm browsing iTunes for a minute and I hop over to the Rock section and what song is #5? Hemmorrhage (In My Hands) by Fuel. And I'm thinking, yeah that song was cool on the radio a few years ago. What the heck is that doing on the chart now? Then I remembered that the bald guy on American Idol sang it and nailed it.

Are people really that influenced by crappy reality TV? Ugh.