Freaky Dave!



by Freaky Dave posted Feb 24 2011 11:51PM

It's another season of American Idol. Randy Jackson is still Randy Jackson! But the buzz are the two new judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith! J-Lo has been the biggest surprise as many saw her as possibly the weakest link at the judges table. But the biggest surprise has been Steven Tyler, who arguably has been one of the best things Idol has ever done! And now we are knee deep in Season 10, and the Top 24 has finally been revealed. They are:

• Naima Adedapo
• Lauren Alaina
• Kendra Chantelle
• Ashthon Jones
• Thia Megia
• Haley Reinhart
• Karen Rodriguez
• Pia Toscano
• Lauren Turner
• Tatynisa Wilson
• Rachel Zevita
• Julie Zorrilla
• Casey Abrams
• Jovany Barreto
• Jordan Dorsey
• James Durbin
• Clint Jun Gamboa
• Tim Halperin
• Stefano Langone
• Brett Loewenstern
• Jacob Lusk
• Scotty McCreery
• Paul McDonald
• Robbie Rosen

In other Idol news via

-- Facebook users soon could become the power brokers in who becomes the next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.

"American Idol," Fox's massively popular TV singing contest, will be adding online voting next week, according to a news release. Voters will use their Facebook profiles to log in to a designated voting page on the "American Idol" website.

"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 Simon Fuller, the show's creator. "The show has always involved a high level of engagement with its viewers through texting and phone voting, and it's great to expand on this tradition."

The online system will begin after Tuesday's episode.

People will still be able to vote for their favorite singers via text message or voice call.

Fans will be able to vote up to 50 times from each Facebook account, according to the release.

That could be a major shift in how results are tallied. As Jackie Cohen at the All Facebook blog notes, only the most rabid "Idol" fans are texting or calling in anywhere near 50 times.

"Adding Facebook voting would likely foster more participation in the voting. It certainly makes sense for 'American Idol' to limit each viewer to a maximum of 50 votes per show, but that could be more voting than most fans can achieve via telephone," Cohen wrote.

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