LOS ANGELES —
— Viewers with a compatible Android or iOS device (tablet or handheld) can vote via the "American Idol" app. Here is how:
(a) Download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Data rates may apply for app download and usage.
(b) Follow the voting instructions found within the app. Viewers will need to sign into a Facebook account. They will then be able to reserve and assign up to 50 votes per Facebook account ID per performance show, spreading those votes across as many or as few contestants as desired prior to the opening of the vote window. Votes cannot be submitted (or counted) unless the vote window is open, so viewers should wait until the vote window officially opens to submit votes.
The voting window will open for all methods at the end of each performance show. Viewers will have at least 2 hours to cast their votes. Online and "American Idol" app voting combined is limited to 50 votes per Facebook account ID, per performance show, and closes two hours after the Hawaii broadcast.