December 2nd, 2010
06:27 PM ET
"American Idol's" already got new judges, new age limits, and a new night. Will there now also be new voting options?
The web has been abuzz ever since VoteForTheWorst.com announced they had received a tip that “Idol” will be allowing viewers to vote online this upcoming season.
“The online voting will take place at AT&T's website,” a story on the site said. “Auditions will take place for the first 6 episodes (California, Nashville, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Austin [and] New Orleans, in that order)."
Then, the site goes on to claim, "There will 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.”
When contacted by CNN, representatives for Fox declined to comment about the accuracy of the report. “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe recently told TVGuide.com that changes in the upcoming season include eliminating the top 24 rounds.
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