“The X Factor USA” 2013 has introduced “in a global first for television,” the new “Shazam” voting app. The millions of fans of the Fox reality singing competition can now vote for their favorite acts through the new application that will be officially used beginning Nov. 6, 2013.
Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Antonio Reid pose with host Steve Jones at the world premiere of the television series ''The X Factor'' at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California. Oct 21, 2011.
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Fans have been missing their Top 16 finalists for weeks now to give way to Major League Baseball (MLB) that has been dominating the airtime. It has been earlier reported however, that there has been initial plans to air live performances of the first act on Oct. 30, Wednesday, two hours. And if sports program gets the time slot, the "X Factor USA" may air on Oct. 31, for one hour.
Despite the uncertainty in schedule, the fans can expect one thing for sure - - there will be live performance in the next episode of “The X Factor USA.”
But a better news is, fans can even participate on week 9 of the reality singing competition headed by veteran judge, Simon Cowell and her three female judges - - Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, and Paulina Rubio.
Scroll down to check out the full statement released by “The X Factor USA” officials.
IN A GLOBAL FIRST FOR TELEVISION, "THE X FACTOR" LAUNCHES VOTING ON SHAZAM
Exclusive Partnership Extends Online SuperVote Features and Bonus Content Experience to Shazam's 105 Million U.S. App Users THE X FACTOR Voting Via Online, Mobile and Tablet App, Toll-Free Phone Lines and Text Messaging Begins Wednesday, November 6, on FOX
In a global first, FOX, FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment are offering THE X FACTOR fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite acts using Shazam, one of the most popular music and TV apps on the planet and one of the Top 10 most-downloaded apps on the App Store™.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6, fans of THE X FACTOR can take advantage of FOX's patent pending SuperVote experience directly through the Shazam App, where they can also click to purchase songs performed by the acts, as well as the recording artists, featured in-show during the broadcast. In addition, THE X FACTOR fans using Shazam will now be able to vote for their favorite acts, as well as access additional show videos and content that complement the show's media-rich sync-to-broadcast experience available through the official The X Factor USA app during the live telecasts.
"THE X FACTOR is that perfect marriage of music and television that Shazam users love. We are thrilled to work with FOX, Syco and FremantleMedia North America in this first-of-its-kind chance for THE X FACTOR fans to use the Shazam App to vote for their favorite acts," said Shazam CEO Rich Riley.
Sponsored by Honda across all digital platforms, online voting for THE X FACTOR begins immediately after the first live Top 12 performance show on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. Viewers will be able to SuperVote – cast multiple votes at one time – via TheXFactorUSA.com, The X Factor USA app (data and message rates may apply) and the Shazam App. Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also SuperVote at Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
To SuperVote, fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes – all at once. [Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.]
In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote during the voting window via toll-free calling, as well as text messaging (standard text-messaging rates may apply). The first voting results will be revealed on the LIVE results show Thursday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Please continue to visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com for voting information.
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