Fans of NBC’s The Voice can now vote for their favorite contestants via a new app for Facebook Timeline.
Facebook Timeline users can begin voting for artists on The Voice on Monday, when the app will be released. Fans can also share their views with Facebook
friends, connect with others and track artists via the app.
“This app gives our already socially-savvy fans another way to connect and share,” Vivi Zigler, president of NBC Universal Digital Entertainment, said in a statement. “From declaring their favorite artist to discovering friends’ preferences to interacting with more content, the app creates a fully social online voting experience.”
It also allows users to access related content from the show, including performance videos and blogs.
This isn’t the first time The Voice has turned to the online world to encourage voting. Last year, the show allowed fans to vote by buying the contestants’ songs on iTunes.
Other shows have also used social media to help with the voting process. In November 2011, the U.S. version of The X Factor allowed viewers to vote for their favorite performer via direct messages on Twitter
Meanwhile, American Idol let viewers vote on the show’s Facebook page during season 10.
Facebook announced in January that it would be adding apps to its site, so members could share more information about their interests, what they’re reading and what they’re doing online. Apps currently range from The Washington Post to Nike.
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