American Idol 10 Spoiler Update: Online Voting & Wildcards

Vote for the Worst has more information from an anonymous tipster regarding the possibility of American Idol introducing online voting for Season 10.

Previously, VFTW posted a rumor that 12 finalists would be advanced via online voting during the Hollywood Rounds, as viewers watched 40-50 contestants go through workshops and Q&A sessions.

The site’s tipster has forwarded additional information about how the process might work:

The online voting will take place at AT&T’s website. Auditions will take place for the first 6 episodes (California, Nashville, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Austin, New Orleans in that order). There will then be 5 Hollywood episodes, a live voting kick off episode that highlights the eligible contestants, a reveal episode to announce the top 12, and a wildcard episode to let 3 more people into the finals. The online voting may stay in place until the finals are down to 12.

Well, that answers the concern I initially raised about AT&T’s involvement.

What lends further credence to the rumors? A tipster pointed AINow in the direction of a contestants twitter page announcing there would be online voting beginning in February via AT&T.

It’s only a rumor at this point, nothing has been officially announced. But, if you ask me, the rumors are looking pretty good…

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