Simon Cowell Planning X Factor Voting On Facebook
Simon Cowell is looking to correct an issue that has long frustrated Idol viewers: online voting for X Factor when it premieres this Fall. Even better, it’ll be online voting via Facebook, according to the rumors:
According to plans currently being negotiated, voting via Facebook would be reserved for the final rounds of the show, scheduled to launch in the U.S. on Fox this fall, and it would happen alongside a traditional phone voting system.
Details and security issues are still being worked out, and an insider cautions that a deal could fall apart or the system might not be worked out in time for the show’s first season. But the plan is for viewers to be able to vote for contestants via their own Facebook page or an X-Factor application.
How awesome is that? It’s been a long time coming and should add a lot to the show. Of course you can expect American Idol to quickly try and catch up if Simon beats them to the punch.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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