‘American Idol’ copies ‘The Voice’ again: Introduces ‘Twitter Save’ tonight
American Idol is introducing a “fan save” via Twitter tonight, exactly the way rival The Voice has been doing it for the past few seasons. When Ryan Seacrest announces the Bottom 2, fans across the country will get a chance to save one of them via Twitter for five minutes using the same mechanics as The Voice: #Save Name of Contestant.
FOX is also airing a LIVE STREAM of the results on AmericanIdol.com spoiling the results for West Coast viewers. I LOVE IT!
I actually LOVE the Twitter save on The Voice – however, I know that long-time Idol fans HATE IT.
Let’s see what happens tonight. It’s going to be super exciting!
Via Press Release:
“IDOL” FAN SAVE ON TWITTER ADDS NEW AND DRAMATIC
REAL-TIME TWIST TO SEASON!
East and West Coast Fans Can Watch a Live Stream of the Final Moments
Before the Elimination on AmericanIdol.com
Kelly Clarkson to Mentor and Perform on American Idol XIV
Tonight on FOX
Beginning this week, IDOL fans have the opportunity to save a finalist from elimination by a real-time vote using Twitter. Once host Ryan Seacrest announces the bottom two finalists and they perform, the IDOL Fan Save hashtag #Save(ContestantName) for each will appear on air, and fans across the country will have a short window (approximately five minutes) to Tweet their Save votes (one per Twitter account). Once the IDOL Fan Save window closes, no more votes will be accepted and the real-time, immediate results will be revealed by Ryan Seacrest.
Those fans who are not able to watch American Idol XIV during the East Coast or central time broadcast, can follow @AmericanIdol on Twitter to find out which contestants are in the bottom and when the vote window is open and/or watch the live stream from the studio by visiting AmericanIdol.com. Viewers can see the results of the Twitter vote onAmerican Idol XIV when it airs in their markets.
IDOL winner Kelly Clarkson returns to mentor and perform tonight, Wednesday, April 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The finalists will perform from Clarkson’s song book in the “Evening with Kelly Clarkson”- themed night.
Next week, Wednesday, April 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), Florida Georgia Line will mentor and perform on the “Billboard Hits”-themed show. In addition, Jason Derulo will also be a mentor, and will perform his new single, “Want to Want Me,” and there will be a special performance of “Trouble,” with Iggy Azalea, featuring Jennifer Hudson.
American Idol XIV is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. “Like” American Idol on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol.
Follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges Jennifer Lopez @JLo, Harry Connick, Jr. @HarryConnickJR and Keith Urban @KeithUrban.
All episodes of the current season of AMERICAN IDOL XIV are available on FOX NOW and Fox on Demand to subscribers of participating pay-TV services. To learn more about FOX NOW, please visit www.foxnow.com.