April 18, 2014

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‘American Idol’ may change voting system next season

HollywoodNews.com: Almost all the female singers have been voted off ‘American Idol’ this year which is apparently making producers rethink the voting system.
‘AI’ executive producer Ken Warwick has revealed that some of the voting may change in the next season as the show is driven by female viewers, states HollywoodLife. “We are very much aware that the voting can be skewed towards the boys … Maybe we limit the number of SMS votes or the number of online votes, but it will remain the way it is for the rest of this [season],” Warwick said about the show.
However, even if votes are limited, Warwick acknowledges that the show is about who the public chooses as their American idol.
No final decisions have been made in relation to changing the voting system.
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Online auditions for “America’s Got Talent” start today

NBC and the producers of “America’s Got Talent,” premiering June 1 (8-10 p.m. ET), have partnered with YouTube to allow talented acts from across the country to audition online for a shot at performing live on the #1 hit summer series, it was announced today by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, and Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America and executive producer of “America’s Got Talent.”
Beginning April 26 through June 18, talented acts can upload their audition videos at Youtube.com/americasgottallent. From the submissions, the show’s producers will select 40 acts to be posted on the special “AGT” YouTube site. The YouTube community will then vote for their favorite acts and the act with the most votes will get to perform LIVE on “America’s Got Talent,” alongside 11 other YouTube acts chosen by producers.
“’Expect the unexpected’ has always been core to the success of AGT,” said Telegdy. “This audacious new twist to the audition process offers our viewers not only a priceless golden ticket to get onto the biggest stage in the country in the middle of the competition, but also the opportunity for a thrilling live show where anything can happen. No other show would dare to take on this challenge.”
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to leverage the passion, power and opinion of the YouTube community to help find the next winner of ‘America’s Got Talent,” added Frot-Coutaz.
This season, the series has traveled to Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, and Portland, but the YouTube invitations will exponentially extend the search to find the country’s freshest and unique talent.
“America’s Got Talent” has proven to be an online sensation with some of the most viewed videos on YouTube. From chicken farmer and last season’s winner Kevin Skinner to “Quick Change” and Neal Boyd’s spine-tingling opera performances to little Kaitlyn Maher singing “Somewhere Out There.” Some of the most memorable contestant moments on “AGT” became online sensations.
NBC.com will continue to host the official website for “America’s Got Talent” – NBC.com/americas-got-talent – and will feature full episodes of the show, weekly video highlights, contestant photos and online voting where fans will be able to vote for the finalists and ultimately the winner.
“America’s Got Talent” from “American Idol” producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, returns this summer on June 1 (8-10 p.m. ET) with the hottest performers from [...]