American Idol 14 – Voting Rules and Results Procedures (Report)

AMERICAN IDOL XIV: L-R: Judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr, at House of Blues for the IDOL SHOWCASE airing Wednesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Feb. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). CR: Michael Becker / FOX.  © 2015 FOX Broadcasting.

According to The Idol Pad, this is how the voting/elimination system will work on American Idol 14. Remember THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED BY THE SHOW. I expect a press release will be sent out early next week, so watch for that! Also, the stuff happening later in the season is most certainly subject to change.

Here are the major points:

  • Last season’s voting limit of 50 votes per contestant per method per window has been reduced to just 20 votes per contestant per method per window.
  • Voting begins at the start of the episode and ends 2 hours after the episode, with an extended window for Facebook and Google (9 A.M. Pacific Time).
  • For both weeks of the gender-divided semi-finals as well as the next-to-last episode, extended voting ends the following day.
  • For finals episodes, extended voting ends Tuesday.
  • Eliminations will occur at the end of the next episode. (Sounds like those not called to perform are eliminated).

By the way. Just so you know I WILL NOT BE POSTING RESULTS SPOILERS ON THE BLOG. No contestant should be learning their fate from a damn blog on the internet. The End. ETA: Let me make this clearer. Of course, when the results actually AIR on the East coast, I will post them, as I ALWAYS do–but NOT before.

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