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The Hardy Party: Watch party details announced for local favorite in American Idol season finale

Public may vote up to 30 times for Laine Hardy across multiple platforms

The town of Livingston invites the public to celebrate local Laine Hardy's advancement to the final round of American Idol. Neighbors Federal Credit Union will be hosting "The Hardy Party" on Sunday, May 19.

The event will feature the live sounds of The Band Giacomo and Barrett Morgan starting at 6 p.m. and the watch party begins at 7 p.m. Attendees will be able to watch American Idol on two jumbo screen televisions.

Livingston Mayor David McCreary said he encourages everyone to vote for Laine Hardy on Sunday night. 

"We're truly appreciative of Neighbors for stepping up and not only making this event possible, but for showing so much support for one of Livingston Parish's own."  ~David McCreary, Livingston Mayor

Per the official American Idol website, the public may vote for their favorite contestant up to ten times this week on each platform, for a total of 30 votes. Details are below.

How to Vote:
There are three ways to vote for your favorite contestant. You can vote online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the American Idol app or via text*.

For text message voting, text the number of the contestant you would like to vote for to "21523".

Laine Hardy: text "1" to 21523

*Text voting is open to all Wireless Carriers. Message & data rates may apply. SMS voting terms are available at idolmobileterms.votenow.tv

How many times may you vote:
Each week, you can submit up to ten (10) votes for each remaining contestant per voting method (online at AmericanIdol.com/vote, in the American Idol app, and via text voting*).  For example, if you want to vote for a given contestant – you could submit: up to ten (10) votes for that contestant on ABC.com, up to ten (10) votes for that contestant on the American Idol app and up to ten (10) votes for that contestant via text message, for a total of up to thirty (30) votes for that contestant across all voting methods that week.

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