A new iPhone app makes voting for American Idol contestants easy–assuming, of course, you want to vote for anyone who’s on this weak season.
The IdolVoter app, which costs 99 cents, is simple: each screen shows a list of the performances that night (scrolling to the right shows the previous weeks). During open voting windows, tapping a contestant’s name calls that contestant’s number. Once voting has closed, the app allows you to easily find that contestant’s performance on iTunes.
There’s no way to text votes, which would make sense, and of course the phone numbers show up on TV, but like most iPhone apps, it’s just another way of making life slightly easier so we can be even lazier.
Semimagic, the company behind the app, has given me four free codes to give away that will let you download the app for free. If you want one, send an e.mail message with “IdolVoter app” as the subject line, and send it from a working e.mail address. I’ll randomly pick four entrants at noon ET on Tuesday and e.mail you the code, so you can have the app by the time the finalists show up to mangle more songs. Or just go buy it for 99 cents. No purchase necessary, et cetera.