Unless you’ve been living under the rock these past few months, the name Jessica Sanchez won’t ring a bell. But if you’re like hundreds of thousands of Filipinos around the world following Season 11 of American Idol, you should know by now that the Filipino-Mexican 16 year-old will be gunning for the top prize come May 23. Pitted against All-American Boy-Next-Door singer Philip Phillips, she is seen to establish new records should a well-deserved victory come her way – the first female contestant to win since Jordin Sparks, the first contestant of ethnic Asian-Latin background to take it all the way and the youngest ever winner of the 11-year old competition.
But for this to happen, your all-out support is a must. Here are the guidelines (courtesy of Justine Gutierrez):
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)
a.) FACEBOOK (maximum votes/account=50)
a.2) or through http://www.americanidol.com/vote/
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. 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/
HOW TO VOTE:
– just dial 186643657-(#), example: 186643657-(01)
2. WEST (11 AM – 3 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.
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!
Philippines: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-3PM)
Australia: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (11AM-5PM)
Abu Dhabi: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (5AM-11AM)
Canada, Toronto: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (9PM-3AM)
Canada, Vancouver: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (6PM-12MD)
China, Shanghai: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-3PM)
Dubai: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (5AM-11AM)
Indonesia, Jakarta: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (8AM-2PM)
Japan, Tokyo: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (10AM-4PM)
Korea, Seoul: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (10AM-4PM)
Malaysia: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-3PM)
Mexico: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 (8PM-2AM)
Qatar: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (4AM-10NN)
Paris: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (3AM-9AM)
Singapore: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (9AM-3PM)
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (4AM-10AM)
Thailand: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, (8AM-2PM)
Should you have concerns, questions and the like, click on any of Jessica’s images above to go straight to the FB page where you can get clear answers.
This is it! Suportahan natin si Jessica Sanchez para kanyang mapagwagian ang American Idol!