Welcome to the 21st century, Fox! In a major change of policy, American Idol contestants will now be plugged in to social media. Fox has decided to allow the 24 semi-finalists to use official MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook accounts to interact with fans.
To that we say: finally! It’s a sign that Fox is getting with the times — it will be much easier for the singers to mobilize fans and gain votes — but will the feeds need to be vetted by Fox? Or will the contestants be able to post whatever they want?
We’ll have to wait and find out. In the meantime, we’ll have to speculate over what, exactly, these singers will tweet. Who will be the better speller? Who will have the funniest YouTube links? Who will tweet 140-character descriptions of their breakfast?
Hat tip: MTV