Reality shows are of the people, by the people and for the people. Judges give their opinion on the stage performance, while fan just look for the x-factor. To be a winner on a reality show you should have a good number of fans. Steve Wozniak is our perfect example. He danced the Tango, and said that Tango is a dance of love and hate. –the judges hated his performance the fans loved him. Steve performance was balanced with public opinion.
Trust me nobody is safe on a reality show. The key is your "x-factor"
Steve Wozniak - Dancing with the Stars "The Argentine Tango"