Idol enthusiasts simply use their existing Facebook login to create a game account to access the free Performance Creator download for PC. The Performance Creator enables players to design their own unique stage performance, including building a custom avatar from head to toe, choosing a song to sing from dozens of hits, choreographing dance moves, and directing a multitude of staging elements like camera angles and special effects. The player can then post the performance to Facebook with one click, to be rated to see how they compare to other performers in singing, styling and staging categories.
. A free downloadable Performance Creator, available via players' existing Facebook account.
. Personal avatars that players build head to toe, including body type, face, eyes, hair and more.
. Dozens of hit songs available in a wide variety of genres to suit all musical tastes including rock, punk, pop, hip hop, disco, R&B and country.
. Customization of all elements of a performance via a simple "drag and drop" interface, including:
. Recorded singing- Players can select pre-recorded voice tracks, or use their own voice to sing karaoke-style.
. Personal styling- Hundreds of hair styles, wardrobe items and accessories to choose from.
. Unique staging- Stages modeled after the famous American Idol stage, with special effects, lighting, camera angles, dance moves and props that players can craft to create a one-of-a-kind performance.
. Social interaction within the Facebook community as members of Facebook can visit http://apps.facebook.com/playamericanidol to view and rate performances based on singing, styling and staging criteria. Players have also the ability to invite select Facebook friends to a private viewing of their performance.