X Factor USA will become the first reality TV show to permit viewers to vote through social networking site twitter. The producers of the show announced the partnership with the social media network which allows viewers to vote for their favorite finalists. Voting will be open from November 2 after the live performanaces.

You will not be voting with tweets which will be very chaotic but through your account’s direct message feature. In addition XFactor fans can vote via Facebook, text messaging, the Xtra factor mobile application on Verizon Android phones and by phoning in.

“I think it’s fantastic that Verizon and ‘The X Factor’ are giving fans so many different ways to vote. Launching touch screen voting on Verizon’s The Xtra Factor App and the new voting on Twitter is really exciting, I love that the audience has more and more choice in the way that they can vote,” Simon Cowell said in a statement.

Only the votes sent via direct message to @TheXFactorUSA will count while publicly visible will not be counted as votes. Viewers who cast votes via TheXFactorUSA.com and Twitter are limited to 50 votes per account.

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