Today, American Idol announced a new voting technique called SuperVote that will help America cast 50 votes at a time.
Fox and American Idol introduced the new feature in a press release today. The new technique, presented by AT&T, will give fans the option to cast up to 50 votes across multiple voting platforms:
Viewers will be able to SuperVote – cast multiple votes at one time – via any of these AT&T AMERICAN IDOL VOTE destinations: americanidol.com, 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.]
The new voting system could greatly sway which contestants stay and which contestants go this season on American Idol. We can’t help but wonder how this new voting system would have helped former contestants like Sanjaya, William Hung and others who were hugely popular but didn’t have the number of votes to continue on in the competition.
What do you think about the new SuperVote system? Does this sound like a technique of voting that you would consider trying out this season on American Idol?