American Idol 2021: How to Vote!
American Idol kicks off voting on Sunday April 4 and Monday April 5 when the Top 24 contestants take the stage to sing Solos and All Star Duets.
Voting begins at the start of the East Coast broadcast at approximately 8pm ET/5pm PT each night, when your votes decide who will be making it through to the Top 16 round of the competition. Each week, your votes determine who makes it through to the next round and ultimately gets crowned the next American Idol.
So how do I vote?
There are three convenient ways for fans to keep their favorite contestants singing.
- Vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote
- In the American Idol phone app.
- Text message – For text message voting, simply text the number of the contestant you would like to vote for to “21523”.
Voting for American Idol begins on Sunday, April 4th at the beginning of the East Coast broadcast at approximately 8pm ET/5pm PT and locks at 6am ET/3am PT on April 5th.
Check back here for updates on when to vote later in the season.
How many times can I vote?
Each week, you can submit up to ten (10) votes for each remaining contestant per voting method (online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the American Idol app, and via text message voting*). For example, if you want to vote for a given contestant – you could submit: up to ten (10) votes for that contestant on ABC.com, up to ten (10) votes for that contestant on the American Idol app and up to ten (10) votes for that contestant via text message, for a total of up to thirty (30) votes for that contestant across all voting methods that week.
When voting online at AmericanIdol.com/vote or in the American Idol app, you can reallocate your votes until the voting window closes. Just be sure to hit “save” each time you make a change to your votes!
How to sign up for voting at AmericanIdol.com and on the App
To vote at AmericanIdol.com/vote or in the American Idol app, an ABC account is a must. We’ve made the process pretty easy for you. You can sign up for an ABC account using your email address.
In addition, to vote via the American Idol app (App Store and Google Play Store), you must download and install the app to your compatible device*.
* Standard data rates may apply for app download and usage.
Viewers have to be at least 16 years old and located in the U.S., Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands to vote on ABC.com or in the American Idol app. Text voting is open to all Wireless Carriers. Message & data rates may apply. SMS voting terms are available at idolmobileterms.vote now.tv.
Check out the OFFICIAL American Idol Voting FAQ HERE.