Just wanted to give a high-five worthy shout-out to our friends over at Telescope for building an API impressive enough to get Google to integrate it.

As of last night’s episode of American Idol, you can now vote for your favorite contestant by simply Googling “American Idol.” Considering Idol is one of the top 5 search terms every week, this is a brilliant move. Kudos to our partner FOX Broadcasting on pushing for this kind of innovation.

We’ve worked with Telescope over the years on X-Factor, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance to provide real-time voting for fans, and they’ve consistently built upon an awesome product. Keep it up, guys. /five