American Idol 2013: Fans Get Opportunity To ‘SuperVote’ Starting Tonight

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Tired of that sore finger you get from voting for your American Idol favorites? Well, new for American Idol 2013 is Fox’s “SuperVote.” This feature on all the interactive voting methods will allow fans to cast 50 votes all at once. But that’s the limit. Any more than 50 votes means back to only one at a time.

And since it’s all kind of a bit confusing, read Fox’s press release at least 10 times and see if you understand faster than I did. I got it on the 11th read.

In an innovative, fun and engaging new voting feature beginning tonight, AMERICAN IDOL is offering fans the opportunity to “SuperVote” online for their favorite contestant(s) using FOX’s new patent-pending voting experience within the AT&T AMERICAN IDOL VOTE. In 2011, IDOL introduced an online voting window in which fans could cast their votes for that evening’s performances. Now with AMERICAN IDOL’s SuperVote, fans can cast 50 votes all at once.

Viewers will be able to SuperVote – cast multiple votes at one time – via any of these AT&T AMERICAN IDOL VOTE destinations:, the AMERICAN IDOL mobile app (data and message rates may apply) and Facebook. To SuperVote, fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes – all at once. [Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.]

Sponsored by AT&T, online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.

Well that’s good news. I think we can all agree that what American Idol needs is a way to give a small group of votes more influence with block voting. That’s certainly been missing over the past few seasons…




  1. Hey american idol reporter guy,
    is voting limited?
    and can u vote with phone,
    and is it free?

    • You can vote w/ your phone and if you are within your mobile plans text limits it is free. If u have unlimited texting it is free. You can vote as many times as you like. The block of 50 is limited as stated in above article.

  2. so, is Idol in bed w/ AT&T and facebook? Are they saying you can’t vote unless you use 1 of these 2 things? I have always been against multiple votes. Only the teenyboppers are into that kinda stuff. We should only be able to have 1 vote per phone #, period. I also hate that they are separating the boys from the girls. It’s totally unfair. What if the best 10 singers are 7 girls and 3 boys or visa versa? Just because you seem to think it has to be kept even for some dumb reason, you could be sending home a really talented singer & keeping a mediocre one. DUMB.

  3. What the heck is happening to idol! Obviously there has always been a deal in place with AT&T but to make it seem like you can only vote thru an AT&T provider is just hard to understand. The ability to spread 50 votes around serves the same purpose as the unlimited voting of previous years. It gives Ryan the ability to say 100m votes were cast tonite! Insinuating that that is equal to the number of viewers the show attracted on that night. The guys collectively have more talent this year than the girls and they should’nt be separated into gender based groups. The only saving grace is that the truly gifted voices that will be eliminated from the show can count on a producer contacting them shortly thereafter and the world won’t be robbed of great music at the expense of AI ratings and advertising revenue.

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