How to Vote For American Idol's 2020 Finale

How to Vote For American Idol's 2020 Finale

The time has come to determine 2020's American Idol! This season, the finale on SUNDAY MAY 17 will be live on Eastern/Central time, so let's go over the basics to make sure everyone (that includes you, West Coast!) knows when to vote for their favorite contestants: 

Get Your Votes In!
The vote for the finale will open after the Top 5 contestants are revealed near the beginning of the East Coast broadcast, and locks after the second round of contestant performances during the broadcast. To know exactly when voting opens (especially on the West Coast), follow American Idol's Twitter account for real time voting alerts!

We have three convenient ways for you to vote for your favorite singers. You can vote online at idolvote.abc.com, in the American Idol app (links below) or via text*. You have to be at least 13 years old and located in the U.S., Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands to vote on ABC.com or in the American Idol app.

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For text message voting, simply text the corresponding number of the contestant you would like to vote for to "21523". The numbers for each contestant will be outlined every episode. Visit our FAQ for more detailed information.

*Text voting is open to all Wireless Carriers. Message & data rates may apply. SMS voting terms are available at idolmobileterms.votenow.tv

When Exactly Can I Vote?
The vote for the finale will open SUNDAY MAY 17 after the Top 5 contestants are revealed near the beginning of the East Coast broadcast (airtime is 8e|7c), and locks after the second round of contestant performances during the ET/CT broadcast. West Coast can only vote during the live East Coast broadcast. To know exactly when voting open, follow American Idol's Twitter account for real time alerts.

Visit our FAQ for more detailed information.

How Many Times Can I Vote?
You can submit up to ten (10) votes for each remaining contestant per voting method (online at idolvote.abc.com, in the American Idol app, and via text voting*).  For example, if you want to vote for a given contestant – you could submit: up to ten (10) votes for that contestant on ABC.com, up to ten (10) votes for that contestant on the American Idol app and up to ten (10) votes for that contestant via text message, for a total of up to thirty (30) votes for that contestant across all voting methods per voting period.

When voting online at idolvote.abc.com or in the American Idol app, you can reallocate your votes until the voting window closes. Just be sure to hit "save" each time you make a change to your votes!

*Text voting is open to all Wireless Carriers. Message & data rates may apply. SMS voting terms are available at idolmobileterms.votenow.tv

For more information on how to vote for American Idol, visit the Vote FAQ.