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April 01, 2015 at 11:06 PM EDT

American Idol

type
TV Show
genre
Reality TV
performer
Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest
broadcaster
ABC
seasons
16
Current Status
In Season

American Idol has found plenty of ways to shake things up over its 14 seasons, and it’s shaking it up even more with the just-announced Fan Save, which allows viewers to save contestants with a simple tweet.

Once Ryan Seacrest has announced the bottom two finalists and they perform, viewers can attempt to save their favorite using the hashtag #Save(ContestantName), FOX said in a press release. After about a five-minute voting period, Seacrest will reveal which lucky contestant gets to stay.

The only catch of the power-to-the-people saving method – only one tweet is allowed per Twitter account.

Fans who can’t watch American Idol during the East Coast or central time broadcasts can follow the show’s Twitter account (@AmericanIdol) to see which singers are in the bottom and when the vote window is open. A live stream from the studio will also be available on AmericanIdol.com.

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