'American Idol' and 'X Factor' plan to introduce online voting via Facebook

Winner: Mark Zuckerberg. "Dancing With The Stars," you better start working on the press release.THR reports that FOX, Simon Cowell and the producers of "The X Factor" are in talks with social networking site Facebook to bring online voting to the show.Coincidentally, EW is reporting that "American Idol" is also looking to add online voting via Facebook. Sounds like a classic case of sibling rivalry, no?Sources say "Idol" will soon make the announcement that users will be able to use their Facebook accounts to reach a voting page featuring all the current contestants. Fans will be able to vote 50 times and still be able to vote via text messaging and toll-free phone calls. The online voting would go into effect on Tuesday, March 1."X Factor" would be reserving online voting for the final rounds of the show, which is scheduled to launch on FOX in the fall. The show would still implement the traditional...


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