New app to provide fans access to show content and innovative AT&T “AMERICAN IDOL” voting capabilities
LOS ANGELES — American Idol  launched an all-new app today with special features to be released over the season, providing Idol fans access to show content and deep interactive and social experiences, as well as enhanced voting capabilities on their iOS and Android devices. The app, which is currently featured by Apple as “New and Noteworthy,” gives fans the ultimate American Idol experience by allowing them to join real-time conversations on Facebook and Twitter with AT&T IDOL Nation, keep up with their favorite judges and contestants, watch interviews and, once the live shows begin on Tuesday, March 5, cast all of their votes in a unique new voting experience using the AT&T American Idol voting platform.
Idol fans can download* the app from the App Store and Google Play** and enjoy a variety of features including:
• Unique access to favorite Idol moments and exclusive content
• Judge, host and contestant profiles and interviews
• Fast and easy content sharing to social media
• Contestant performances and behind-the-scenes footage
• Live broadcast sync experience during IDOL live shows
• Voting made easier by casting votes for one or more favorite contestants with just a couple of taps
American Idol auditions continue in San Antonio, Texas, and Long Beach, Calif., tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 30 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) and Oklahoma City, Okla., on Thursday, Jan. 31 (7:00-8:00 p.m.).
Hosted by the inimitable Ryan Seacrest, American Idol season 12 features a dynamic new judging panel including Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved persona have been instrumental in discovering Idol talent from the beginning; global superstar and the best-selling female recording artist of all time Mariah Carey; quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter, rapper and fashion icon Nicki Minaj; and Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 15 million albums. Once, again, the judges are in search of the next superstar who will join the ranks of Idol alumni Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips.
American Idol is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers. “Like” American Idol on Facebook at www.facebook.com/americanidol . Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol.