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American Idol FINALLY Uses Facebook!

Tired of dialing to vote for your favorite Idol contestants but can’t get through?  Now all you have to do is login to your Facebook account and vote.  After their MySpace audition breakthrough this season, the Fox hit show is adding online voting for the first time.

Entertainment Weekly recently reported that Facebook users will be able to use their Facebook accounts to reach a dedicated Idol voting page that will include all the current contestants.  Think you can only vote once?  Be happy: you will be able to vote 50 times during the voting period.

Of course if you’re an old-school at heart, you still can vote via text message and toll-free phone calls and pretend it’s still 2005.

The next show that will also utilize Facebook as a voting tool is “The X Factor” which snagged Simon Cowell from his cushy Idol judge chair.  Fox has not commented about the Facebook plan.

The Facebook online voting will go into effect during the performance show on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.