I was talking to someone who has inside knowledge the other day (they know someone who was on the block), and they said it's even more staged than you think...that when giving comments re the judges comments they re-take and re-take until it's dramatic enough...making people cry just for footage, asking them to swear/make rude hand gestures etc. for entertainment. It's basically all made up. More than what you think. And then these people are being judged when they go back to real life, because of the person they had to act to be like on the show for ratings.