First, please know that American Idol Finale will be on May 23, WEDNESDAY, 8-9AM Philippine Time. Therefore, online voting will open from 9 AM - 3 PM (for those who are outside Philippines, check out the posted time zones below). Here are the ways to vote (FREE!). They are divided into two time zones, let’s call them the EAST and the WEST.
1. EAST (9 AM – 1 PM for Gobe and Magic Jack; 9 AM-6PM for Facebook or online voting)
-skype cannot be used at this time. But we cannot take this for granted because American voters, especially PP fans take every minute seriously! And we have to make do with our available resources, which are:
a.) FACEBOOK (maximum votes/account=50) TIP: multiple accounts
a.2) or through http://www.americanidol.com/vote/
-since only US votes are valid, you need to download a ‘free’ IP blocker, here’s the link: http://www.hotspotshield.com/
b.) GLOBE/TM (maximum votes: unlimited!) TIP: 20 php maintaining balance and BE PATIENT!
HOW TO VOTE:
- Just DIAL 12800186643657+(#), example: 12800186643657-(01)
- Let’s wait for the assigned number of Jessica during the finals night.
- there’s a lot of hesitation with this, for fear of overseas call charge. Good news is, it’s FREE! Yes it’s absolutely free of charge (tried and tested)! And guess what, you can vote even if you are at work, in the MRT, or watching movies. For those who don’t have internet connection, this is a good option. So pass this info to all your relatives and friends. The only problem is, this is the most notorious for busy lines and call fails. When in doubt, refer to the TIP!
c.) MAGIC JACK- lucky you! This is one of the easiest ways if you have this gadget. If you don't, you can download a free magicjack iphone/ipod/ipad app for free. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-calls-with-magicjack/id463926997?mt=8
But before you vote, you might wanna check your own area code, if it belongs to EAST or WEST coast, and follow the schedule for your votes to be valid. Here’s the link: http://www.magicjacknumbers.com/
- just dial 186643657-(#), example: 186643657-(01)
2. WEST (12 NN – 4 PM)
-this should be maximized during this time. This is the most popular for our kababayans overseas since everyone has skype account.
HOW TO VOTE:
-Log in. Click for the dial pad on the upper right hand corner, and dial +186643657-(#), example: +186643657-(01) TIP: Put all her numbers into a group call so you can dial all of them at the same time. You can also download 'autoclicker', so you can just leave the dialing to your computer (so you can vote simultaneously through your celphone :)) http://www.autoclickextreme.com/download_fr.html
b.) You can still vote through Facebook, Globe/TM, Magic jack
You have to make time to vote and be patient. The lines will be busy especially in the first few hours of each time zone, but it doesn’t mean these ways don’t work. Understand that there are only 4 phone lines to accommodate millions of voters. Our kababayan is too close to winning American Idol season 11. And we can take part in making her the 1st FILIPINO-MEXICAN IDOL! Thank you!
PS: Be careful in sharing this info in public where prying eyes of haters/bashers are. And be sensitive in commenting through youtube or in any public forum, avoid racial statements and unnecessary pride. By this time everybody knows that Jessica is half-Filipino, so we need not to remind everyone everytime. Because when we do that, we tend to discriminate. It’s annoying! Remember that majority of the voters are still Americans. So let’s do our best on WEDNESDAY and wait for the announcement on THURSDAY, 8 – 10 am.
Philippines: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-4PM)
Australia: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (11AM-6PM)
Abu Dhabi: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (5AM-12NN)
Canada, Toronto: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (9PM-4AM)
Canada, Vancouver: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (6PM-1AM)
China, Shanghai: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-4PM)
Dubai: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (5AM-12NN)
Indonesia, Jakarta: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (8AM-3PM)
Japan, Tokyo: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (10AM-5PM)
Korea, Seoul: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (10AM-5PM)
Malaysia: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-4PM)
Mexico: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (8PM-3AM)
Qatar: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (4AM-12NN)
Paris: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (3AM-10AM)
Singapore: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-4PM)
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (4AM-11AM)
Thailand: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (8AM-3PM)
*for Facebook and Online voting, add 2 more hours after each given time) ex: in the Philippines- 9 AM-6PM