“American Idol” Turns To Facebook
It is being reported that once viewer voting begins on the show, i.e., next Tuesday, there will be more than just one way for you to vote for your favorite American Idol contestant. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that American Idol will allow viewers to use their facebook accounts to cast votes. Each account will be granted 50 votes per show, and still be allowed to use the traditional method of voting via your phone line.
This comes on the heels of Simon Cowell announcing that his show The X Factor will allow on-line voting for it's contestants. This is the second change Idol has made in casting votes. The first change came when they allowed viewers to vote via the text message.