The time has come for America to cast their votes on American Idol Season 16, and this year marks a first for the show: Now, viewers from all time zones will be able to watch and vote at the same time. But because the internet is a vast, confusing time-suck, you're probably wondering how, exactly, you can help get your fave contestants to the finish line. Here's the breakdown.

When can you vote?

Fans can vote for performers beginning Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET and ending at Episode 14's last commercial break. Voting will run for three weeks, with the same schedule, and results will be revealed at the end of each episode in real time.

How many times can you vote?

Up to 10 times for each remaining contestant.

Where can you vote?

Via text, at the American Idol website, and on the American Idol app. For text message voting, simply text the number of the contestant you would like to vote for to "21523". The current number for each contestant is listed below, though these are subject to change, so check the Idol website for updated numbers.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson: text "1" to 21523
Michelle Sussett: text "2" to 21523
Ada Vox: text "6" to 21523
Catie Turner: text "7" to 21523
Cade Foehner: text "8" to 21523
Dennis Lorenzo: text "9" to 21523
Maddie Poppe: text "10" to 21523
Jurnee: text "11" to 21523
Michael J. Woodard: text "13" to 21523
Gabby Barrett: text "14" to 21523

American Idol next airs Sunday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET. For more information on how to vote for American Idol, visit ABC's Vote FAQ.

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