(LOS ANGELES) -- Both American Idol and former judge Simon Cowell's upcoming reality competition The X Factor are both looking to Facebook to connect with fans' votes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plan is to have X Factor viewers be able to vote both via phone, and through their own Facebook pages, or through a dedicated X Factor Facebook page. X Factor's producers are trying to iron out the particulars, but caution the deal might not be set when the show debuts this fall.
Not to be outdone, American Idol's creator Simon Fuller tells Entertainment Weekly the show will be launching a dedicated Facebook voting page. The show will accept its usual phone and text votes, but will allow Facebook fans to vote up to 50 times during each episode beginning during the performance show on Tuesday, March 1st.
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