‘American Idol’ To Reportedly Get Social Media Friendly On Facebook

Written by Michael Lambarde on Feb. 26, 2011

As the opportunity for fans to vote for their favorite contestants on the number one series on television, American Idol, gets closer, fans may have a new way to get involved in the process to vote for their favorites. If a new method gets the green light, viewers of FOX’s American Idol will be able to log on to social media giant Facebook where they will be connected to a dedicated page to vote for their favorite singers.

Each fan will be able to use the facility 50 times during a telecast’s voting period – but will still also have the option of making their choice via text message or toll-free phone calls as well. Although the show’s network Fox hasn’t yet commented, it is reported that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe leaked plans to introduce a form of online voting this week, while creator Simon Fuller has been pushing for online voting as part an overhaul for season ten.

Earlier this week it was also rumored that Simon Cowell is embracing Facebook voting for the US version of ‘The X Factor’. ‘The X-Factor’ premieres in the fall, also on the FOX network.

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