‘American Idol’ Top 8: How to vote on Queen Night for your favorite artist of Season 17

Voting for the Top 6 on “American Idol” begins at the start of the live nationwide broadcast on Sunday, April 28. You will only have until the last commercial break of Queen Night to cast votes for your favorites. There are three ways to make your voice heard via the app, online and text.

You can vote up to 10 times per method for each of the remaining eight contestants. This means you can cast up to 30 votes for each and every artist that you want to see continue in season 17. And you can reallocate your votes throughout the evening as the Top 8 perform both a Queen song and a movie song duet with one of the other contestants. All you have to do is click “save” each time that you change your choices.

You must be at least 13 years of age and resident in the U.S., Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands to vote via the app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play, or online. There is no age or residency requirement to vote via text.

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To vote via text, send the number of your favorite contestant, as detailed below, to “21523.”

Laine Hardy: text “1” to 21523

Alyssa Raghu: text “3” to 21523

Wade Cota: text “6” to 21523

Madison VanDenburg: text “8” to 21523

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon: text “9” to 21523

Alejandro Aranda: text “11” to 21523

Laci Kaye Booth: text “13” to 21523

Walker Burroughs: text “14” to 21523

At the end of this episode, which ends at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET, two artists will be told by host Ryan Seacrest that they have been eliminated. For those on the west coast who don’t want to watch live, the show will be repeat in its usual 8 p.m. time slot with a notice that voting is closed.

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