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What do GENERAL HOSPITAL's Maurice Benard (Sonny) and ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Kristen Alderson (Starr) have in common? Both actors have been tweeting live during their favorite show -- AMERICAN IDOL -- providing a running commentary of the FOX sensation for their followers. And their funny remarks seem to be a big hit, too! "The fans love it and I have fun, too!" Benard tells Soaps In Depth. "I'm really excited about this season. It's a real versatile group of singers. There's not one clear frontrunner -- they're all good."
Alderson tells us that watching IDOL is a family affair, and since her clan is always critiquing the contestants from their couch, she thought that sharing her comments with her fans on Twitter was a natural progression. "I love to hear what my followers think as well," she confesses. "Some of their comments are hilarious!"
As for her favorites this season, Alderson has a few: country-style crooner Lauren Alaina and Pia Toscano. "I like Lauren's easy presence, and I think Pia has an amazing voice," she shares. "But my favorite performance this season, by far, has been Casey Abrams' "Your Song" on Elton John night."
To chat along with Benard and Alderson during tonight's AMERICAN IDOL, grab your laptop and follow them at @MauriceBenardMB and @krisalderson!