December 04, 2010 02:00 PM by Shayla Perry
Can it be? With all of the other big changes coming to season 10 of FOX’s American Idol, is online voting also being added to the new platform? Rumor has it that with the elimination of the top 24, viewers will be choosing the show’s 15 finalists–yup, 15– via Internet. So are the rumors true?
Well, on a Twitter account for “AI 10 Contestants,” it says that “Voting begins Thursday, February 24 at ATT.com/Idol,” but the URL currently doesn’t work.
Interestingly enough, the page does redirect visitors to a directory on the AT&T server (/entertainment/idol/), even though it’s not yet live.
The website Vote for the Worst reports that viewers of the show will choose the top 12 finalists, who will apparently be joined by three wildcard picks, from about 40 or 50 people who will be featured during the Hollywood episodes. So that makes 15 finalists (in case you needed help with that one). :
“The online voting will take place at AT&T’s website. Auditions will take place for the first 6 episodes (California, Nashville, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Austin, New Orleans in that order). There will then be 5 Hollywood episodes, a live voting kick off episode that highlights the eligible contestants, a reveal episode to announce the top 12, and a wildcard episode to let 3 more people into the finals. The online voting may stay in place until the finals are down to 12.”
What do you think? Will Season 10 of AI include online voting? And if it does, are you excited about the new format?
The season premiere of American Idol airs Wednesday, January 19th on FOX.
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