Below is the critical info on how to vote for the American Idol top 7 live in real time as it happens. ABC has announced that for the first time in American TV history, a reality competition show (American Idol) will let viewers at home vote — from coast to coast! — at the same time.
Yes, a first-ever “Coast-to-Coast Simul-Vote.” American Idol will be broadcast simultaneously in all time zones beginning Sunday, April 29 (8:00–10:01 p.m. EDT/5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT), on ABC. After the Top 10 Idol performers sing fan-favorite Disney songs (Cade Foehner rocks out to “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid), the Top 7 results will be revealed at the end of the show in real time, across all time zones. The only time for viewers to cast their votes is during the show! Here’s how.
American Idol viewers can cast their coast-to-coast Simul-Votes by using three different methods:
- Online via AmericanIdol.com/vote
- Using the American Idol app
- Voting by text: each artist will be assigned a text number which will appear on screen during their performance, e.g. to vote for Ada Vox, text “1” to 21523.
Caleb Lee Hutchinson: text “1” to 21523
Michelle Sussett: text “2” to 21523
Ada Vox: text “6” to 21523
Catie Turner: text “7” to 21523
Cade Foehner: text “8” to 21523
Dennis Lorenzo: text “9” to 21523
Maddie Poppe: text “10” to 21523
Jurnee: text “11” to 21523
Michael J. Woodard: text “13” to 21523
Gabby Barrett: text “14” to 21523
American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8pm on ABC.