If you’ve been following North Carolina’s Mountain Faith Band as they move through the competition on America’s Got Talent – and even if you haven’t – tonight (8/25) is the first time that audience votes will affect the outcome.
The band has done a brilliant job on the show, winning over the judges and the studio audience with grassed up versions of recent pop songs. Fiddler and lead singer Summer McMahan tells us that they have been in New York for the past week, working with fashion consultants and NBC’s music producers. They aren’t allowed to share any details about the show, but she said that the whole group is excited and anxious for tonight.
“Basically all I can say is we are very nervous. We are doing a very fun popular song. We have been rehearsing several hours a day to prepare for this live show! We want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support!!!”
The show airs on NBC at 8:00 p.m., and following their performance, audience members will be given a code which is used to vote for your favorites. Acts not receiving sufficient votes will be announced as eliminated on Wednesday’s program. Ten performers have already been eliminated during this process so far this season.
But since the voting isn’t limited to a single ballot, Mountain Faith needs to have lots of bluegrass folks motivated to participate during the official voting window, which runs from 8:00 p.m. tonight to noon on Wednesday. There are four ways to vote, and a total of ten votes can be cast via any method.
To vote, you can use any of these options:
- Toll free phone number – these will be displayed on screen during each performer’s time on stage. Ten calls will be counted from any originating phone number.
- Online – ten votes will be accepted from any viewer on the official America’s Got Talent web site. Email addresses and Facebook accounts will be used to monitor vote counts.
- Google search – if you use one of the accepted search terms in a Google search, a Google vote window will appear, and ten such votes will be counted.
- AGT voting app – get the free America’s Got Talent app from with the App Store or Google Play and use it to cast ten votes.
A complete list of voting rules is posted online.
If you really want to see a bluegrass band take the top prize of $1 million, plop yourself in front of the TV this evening with your phone, your computer, and your whole family and be prepared to vote like you’ve never voted before.
And tell a friend. Let’s show NBC the power of the bluegrass community!