Idol Wired >> How To Get Your Vote On

Tonight, the competition to become the next American Idol is officially on as the Top 10 take the stage to perform “Music of the American Idols.”

AMERICAN IDOL: TOP TEN: Clockwise From Top Left: Lazaro Arbos, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Curtis Finch, Jr., Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor, Angie Miller and Candice Glover. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Copyright: FOX.To make sure that you play a pivotal role in having your favorite season 12 Idol contestant (Kree Harrison, FTW!) making it to the Top 9 all the way to the winner’s circle, you’re going to need to get your vote on. Check out four different ways to vote for your favorite Idol contestant below.

Vote by Phone

You can vote by phone, by calling Idol’s toll-free number, 1-866-436-57__ (the last two digits are given out during each contestant’s respective performance) as many times as you want during the two-hour voting block. And yes, I do know the number by heart.

Vote via Text

If you are an AT&T subscriber, you can text the word “VOTE” to the given contestant’s four-digit number. You will receive confirmation that your vote was received only once.

And just like voting by phone, you can text an unlimited amount of times during the two-hour voting period.

Online Voting

During season 10, online voting was introduced to the world of Idol. All fans have to do is log into their Facebook account on and select the contestant they wish to vote for. Plus, you can share which contestant you’re supporting on your Facebook wall.

Unlike voting by phone and text, you can only vote up to 50 times online during the two-hour voting window.

Vote via the American Idol App

Idol introduced a fourth way to vote this season with the recent release of the official American Idol app. The app contains a myriad of features, but most importantly, it allows you to vote 50 times via your Facebook account during the given two hours to vote.

The Idol app is available for iOS and Android devices. You can download it from the App Store or Google Play.

Power Voting

If you vote online at or via the Idol app, you have the ability to power vote. You have the option of placing all 50 of your votes on one contestant at one time or you can divvy them up between multiple contestants.

There you have it, four different ways to vote this season. So tonight when you’re voting for Kree or, you know, the Idol contestant of your choosing to move on in the competition, you have a variety of voting platforms at your disposal.

 Photo credit: Michael Becker/FOX

Originally posted on Blogcritics Magazine. 

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Kirsten Coachman

Kirsten Coachman is a Writer, Editor, and Arts & Entertainment Journalist from the SF Bay Area. When not listening to music or cheering on the San Jose Sharks, she's probably at the movies. Follow her on Twitter: @KirsCoachman

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