American Idol has officially announced tonight’s twitter save. There is a SIGNIFICANT component to the twist! AmericanIdol.com will carry a LIVE FEED of the Save Me songs, allowing those not near a TV or on the West Coast to partcipate in a meaninful way. It also appears to be a permanent fixture of the results. Otherwise, it works just as Tyanna Jones explained it. The bottom two are announced and perform, Ryan announces their respective hash tags, the show goes to break and five minutes later, the saved contestant is announced. Only one vote per Twitter account is permitted.
Check out the press release below:
“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 on AMERICAN 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.