UPDATE: Viewers have new ways to vote for Sam Woolf on 'American Idol'


UPDATE: Viewers have new ways to vote for Sam Woolf on 'American Idol'


Date: February 27, 2014
by: Amanda Sebastiano | Staff Writer


Impressed with 17-year-old Sam Woolf's vocal performance, the only thing missing from the puzzle last night was confidence, "American Idol" judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. agreed.

After overall positive feedback from of his performance of Matchbox Twenty's "Unwell," the Braden River High senior  may survive another week on the national singing competition, should the audience put in enough votes.

This year, the voting process has changed for the FOX show, allowing more ways for viewers to pick their favorite performers.

Rather than just calling the toll free number,which flashes across the bottom of the screen during each contestant's performance, viewers now have four other options available this year.

Callers interested in casting their votes have five options: send a text message with the contestant-specific keywordto 83676,  found on the bottom of the screen, beside the phone number to vote; download the "American Idol" application on a smart phone ; visit Google Search or the "American Idol" website.

A new feature, Google Search, allows voters to click on their favorite performer's picture and cast up to 50 votes per week. To use the new method to vode, first search "American Idol" or "Idol" on Google.  The search will then prompt the Google Voting Module, which will show an image of each contestant.

To vote, those interested in using the module must have a Google account, or create one through the module.

Tune in to "American Idol" from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 27 on FOX, to find out if Woolf's journey on the show will continue.

Contact Amanda Sebastiano at amandas@yourobserver.com.




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