Nellie Andreeva

American Idol is finally bringing voting to the Web. After increased speculation, Fox just confirmed that it will introduce online voting for the first tine this season, starting with the first performance show next Wednesday. Voting will be done on americanidol.com through a deal with Facebook, which will require viewers to use their Facebook accounts in order to vote.  “We have been wanting to do online voting for several years, and now Facebook has offered us a secure solution and we are ready to go,” said Idol creator/exec producer Simon Fuller.

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