Voting for the Top 8 kicks off as soon as “American Idol” starts on Sunday, April 21. You only have until the last commercial break of Disney Night to weigh in with your choice for the season 17 winner so you need to be ready. There are three ways to have your voice heard: online, by app or via text. You can vote up to 10 times per method for each artist. That means you could cast up to 30 votes for each and every contestant that you want to see make it into the Top 8.
To vote via the app — which is available for download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play — or online at americanidol.com/vote, you have to be at least 13 years of age and resident in the U.S., Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Remember, you can reallocate your votes throughout the show based on the performances and comments by judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie; just be sure to hit save each time that you do so.
To vote via text, you must send the corresponding contestant number to “21523.”
Laine Hardy: text “1” to 21523
Alyssa Raghu: text “3” to 21523
Wade Cota: text “6” to 21523
Dimitrius Graham: text “7” to 21523
Madison VanDenburg: text “8” to 21523
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon: text “9” to 21523
Uché: text “10” to 21523
Alejandro Aranda: text “11” to 21523
Laci Kaye Booth: text “13” to 21523
Walker Burroughs: text “14” to 21523
Which of the Top 10 artists — Alejandro Aranda, Laci Kaye Booth, Walker Burroughs, Wade Cota, Dimitrius Graham, Laine Hardy, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Uché, Alyssa Raghu and Madison VanDenburg — do you want to see go all the way? If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to vote for the winner of season 17 in our poll below.
And be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.