Will 'X Factor' allow voting via Facebook?
February 23rd, 2011
05:16 PM ET

Will 'X Factor' allow voting via Facebook?

"The X Factor" hasn't even begun to air yet and already it may be competing with "American Idol."

After "Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe told the Atlanta Journal Constitution online voting is coming to the show this season, sources are telling People that the Simon Cowell headed "X Factor" will allow fans to vote via Facebook.

Scant details are currently available, but according to People, viewers will also be able to vote via phone.

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  1. GinaNYC

    Boy, have you guys got it backwards. Simon announced last week that X Factor fans could use Facebook to vote. THEN American Idol jumped on the bandwagon. Not the other way around. Nigel Lythgoe hasn't had an "original thought" since Simon stopped giving them to him. X Factor shows in other countries have been using Facebook voting on a test basis for three years!!!!! Yup, 3 YEARS, Folks. Try to keep up....

    February 25, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rustysrage

    FB voting is a great idea! The idea that someone will create 50000 accounts is crazy! That would take way to much time and effort! Even if they did; someone is just as likely to do the exact same thing for the other contestants which would ultimately balance it out!

    February 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anex

    Was a good show actually (I'm American living in France and saw the French version) but like every other it will be prone to cheating and popularity contests..
    The French show looked like it would avoid that when you actually got 2 really talented people near the top.. but then you had this one young 16 year old girl who cried at the end of everything that people felt sorry for and well.. surprisingly she didn't win (really really surprised) but she came very close.

    Allowing people to vote via facebook would make it even more ridiculous than it already is. You'd get one person making 20+ accounts.. with the sms voting system of only 1 vote per phone number that was already more fair.

    February 24, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. snarf

    ?? for what? 50 persons create 50000 accounts and use it to vote on the same contestant.
    He gets the win and he only had 50 real voters.

    February 24, 2011 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. d


    February 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rachmat g bastian

    mintak chips oo..

    February 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cheefsfury


    February 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |

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