Twiiter has partnered with The X Factor. Starting next week, X-Factor fans can cast votes for their favorite contestants via Twitter. Fans have taken to Twitter during live television events to voice their opinions with Tweets for years; now they can officially affect the outcome of the show by voting for contestants. Twitter will also be featuring tweets from the judges, host and the final contestants.

Twitter is not the only way you can cast your votes. There is Facebook, and of course the usual suspects like call-in and texting, among other things.