Nigel Lythgoe: Online Voting Coming To American Idol 10

In Atlanta for the So You Think You Can Dance 8 auditions, Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal Constitution just got word direct from Nigel Lythgoe that online voting is coming to American Idol

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe just told me that online voting is going to be added this season. Though a publicist later told me it was not a done deal, Lythgoe’s exact quote to me was affirmative: “We are going to introduce online voting.”

He was unsure about the details and whether there’d be any limits on the voting online. He did say that there are no plans to limit texts or voice calls.

There’s been a lot of conflicting information from the Idol camp regarding online voting. Makes me wonder if there’s an internal struggle between the producers over the issue. Something tells me Nigel will get his way. Heh.

I’ll post Rodney’s interview here when it’s available

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