American Idol Voting Rules Change: Limited Votes For Season 13

For years fans have pleaded for American Idol voting rules to change and this year production is taking action. No longer can viewers send in unlimited votes for their favorite contestants after new limits were announced by FOX.

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American Idol voting flashback – Source: AT&T

Starting Thursday, February 13, 2014 the voting for the American Idol 2014 winner will begin with a special twist to decide the Top 30 contestants for this season. When the regular routine of American Idol voting kicks off next week there will be big changes.

First up voting will be limited to 50 votes per method, well mostly. Fans can send in 50 calls and 50 texts per phone number. Then online viewers can also send in 50 votes per contestants through the SuperVote method.

Online voting will be available directly from, Facebook, and the American Idol app. Combining any arrangement of online votes you want you’ll be limited to a total of 50 votes for each singer.

Will these vote limits for American Idol 2014 change the results? We’ll have to wait and see what happens this season with these new rules, but share your thoughts. Are you happy FOX has made these changes or did you prefer the limitless power of keypad mashing? Share your thoughts!

Source: FOX press release