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Shazam has a-ha-ha-ha-nounced that the re-he-ma-hay-ning episodes of vowel-adding warble-fest American Idol will be tied into its music-identifying app. During each of the shows, it'll offer up the set list, behind the scenes videos and let you buy both the live cover versions and original editions of classic songs -- usually hewn from a simpler, gentler time before Mariah Carey was seen as someone worth em-hem-hem-ulating. In addition viewers will be able to get photos of their favorite contestants, but we won't be interested unless there's a generous dose of Jeff Winger Ryan Seacrest tucked in there too.

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AMERICAN IDOL Episodes are Shazam-Enabled

Now with more than 200 million fans, Shazam helps viewers buy music performed by their favorite contestants, view more video and photos and get in the conversation with friends!

Los Angeles, CA – April 5, 2012 - Shazam®, the world's leading media discovery company, today announces 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 www.americanidol.com.

"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. We're really excited to make another flagship show Shazam-enabled, after the world's biggest sporting event, the biggest night in music, and now television's most-watched show," said Andrew Fisher, Shazam CEO.

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. When fans use Shazam anytime during the show, they will have a quick and easy way to access:
· List of songs – see what the finalists are performing with links to buy the music both by the finalist and the original artist.
· www.americanidol.com video and photos – see additional videos and photos of the show, including clips from previous episodes.
· Sharing – get in the national conversation! Follow the Tweets from "insiders" and the public and share your own thoughts about the show on Facebook and Twitter!

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.

For people who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for every major platform and can be found on iTunes App Store, Android Market, Amazon App Store and GetJar.

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