Gone are the days when you could only call or text in to vote for your favorites on American Idol. They announced today that you will now be able to vote online!

The online voting will start on Tuesday night after the show and you will be able to vote at AmericanIdol.com, but only if you have a Facebook account. Fans will be required to log in through their Facebook accounts to access the voting page and can cast up to 50 online votes for that evening's performances.

According to an article on Yahoo's omg!, this announcement is coming a day after it was announced that Simon Cowell's new show X Factor was in negotiations to include Facebook voting on the upcoming Fox show.

Does this new voting method make it more likely that you will vote?