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American Idol Gets Shazam to Enter Real Time

Shazam, a leading media discovery company, has announced that American Idol will be Shazam-enabled through the rest of the season to give fans another way to experience more of their favorite show in real time.

Now, when they use Shazam while watching the program, fans can get immediate access to the song list with links to buy the music for all the performers; links to Twitter feeds from insiders and the general public; links to the official social media channels; and video and photos from

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Last year, the worldwide reality TV phenomenon, American Idol, smashed viewing figure records. Created and executively produced by Simon Fuller, the show received more than 122.4 million votes. (Read: Over 122 Million Votes for American Idol)

“As we surpass more than 200 million users worldwide, this initiative marks another major achievement for Shazam – American Idol is the first live series following the successful Shazam for TV integration of this year’s Super Bowl and GRAMMY Awards,” said Andrew Fisher, Shazam CEO.

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Earlier, Shazam said that ESPN’s Winter X Games Aspen 2012 will be Shazam-enabled to connect fans with their favorite winter action sports. (Read: Shazam to Make ESPN Games More Interactive)

Tune Wednesday nights 8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on FOX, when the remaining American Idol finalists perform songs from the eighties.

American Idol will be Shazam-ready all the way through to the end of the two-night Grand Finale on Tuesday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and Wednesday, May 23 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

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Shazam application for smartphones can be found on iTunes App Store, Android Market, Amazon App Store and GetJar.

American Idol is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

Shazam allows people to discover, explore, buy, and share, music, TV shows and branded content.

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