American Idol…How Will Online Voting Work?


the new american idol American Idol...How Will Online Voting Work?

For nine seasons, American Idol fans could only vote on the phone, either by calling or texting a number. That’s about to change because online voting begins after the competition on Tuesday, March 1st.

  • Facebook Only. Online participation will be limited to viewers in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have a Facebook account, which can access the site’s American Idol voting page.
  • 50 Votes Per Fan. Each fan will be able to cast a total of 50 online votes following the evening performance.
  • Phones Still Work. Toll-free phone and AT&T text-message voting, at standard rates, will continue.
  • Twitter to Come. Producers have been trying to include more behind-the-scenes features, and online interaction with fans. Look for Twitter feeds from inside the Idol house in the Hollywood Hills.

American Idol has revealed the Top 24.


  • Naima Adedapo. The mother of two has worked as a janitor in Milwaukee.
  • Lauren Alaina. The frontrunner made it through with “Unchained Melody.”
  • Kendra Chantelle. Her “Blackbird” duet with Paul McDonald was enough to keep her around.
  • Ashthon Jones sang Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” in her solo round.
  • Thia Megia. We first met her on the show America’s Got Talent.
  • Haley Reinhart. She puts a Christina Aguilera spin on everything, and forgot her lyrics in Hollywood.
  • Karen Rodriguez did a Selena song that touched Jennifer Lopez.
  • Pia Toscano made it through with Alicia Keys‘ “Doesn’t Mean Anything.”
  • Lauren Turner made it through with Etta James‘ “Steal Away.”
  • Tatynisa Wilson, and her big hair, got in with a final performance of Toni Braxton‘s “Un-Break My Heart.”
  • Rachel Zevita is Ryan Seacrest‘s favorite. She’s been auditioning since the sixth season.
  • Julie Zorrilla. The Columbian singer has impressed J-Lo with her voice, and her shoes.


  • Casey Abrams, the man with the upright bass, got in with “Why Don’t You Do Right,” best known from the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Jovany Barreto showed his abs in his first audition.
  • Jordan Dorsey got in with John Legend‘s “So High.”
  • James Durbin impressed with Sam Cooke‘s “A Change is Gonna Come.”
  • Clint Jun Gamboa has shown himself to be a bit of a bully.
  • Stefano Langone did an original song for his final performance.
  • Brett Loewenstern. Randy Jackson said Brett’s performance of “God Bless the Child” was the best in the history of the show.
  • Scotty McCreery. The cowboy made it through with Josh Turner‘s “Long Black Train.”
  • Paul McDonald. He’s the lead singer of Nashville band the Grand Magnolias.
  • Robbie Rosen. The 17-year old made it through with Elton John‘s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word.”

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