‘American Idol’s Top 20 Will Still Do Live Shows Despite Production Shut Down

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Several reveals have been pressured to close down as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. American Idol season Three is on the level the place America has to begin voting, however with giant public gatherings banned, followers are questioning how stay performances are going to work.

American Idol followers can relaxation assured figuring out that the Top 20 will nonetheless be performing stay — albeit distant. 

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Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan | Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

‘American Idol’ has been delayed 

Fremantle, the producer of American Idol, had no alternative however to droop manufacturing of stay performances following Los Angeles County’s strict tips prohibiting giant gatherings.

In doing so, the ABC community needed to get artistic and discover a number of time-fillers whereas they discovered how they had been going to deal with the stay portion of American Idol season 3. The last judgment episodes, which had been filmed on the Disney Aulani resort in Hawaii, had been unfold throughout two weeks to fill their time slots.

Live performances of the Top 20 had been initially scheduled to start April 6, however the want for everybody to remain residence impacted that considerably. Instead, ABC aired repeats of Celebrity Family Feud and a primetime particular, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises, after which the American Idol: This Is Me particular within the weeks following. 

Katy Perry addressed the followers 

Earlier this week, Katy Perry teased that she and her fellow judges must be artistic when it got here to the remainder of this season. Reporting stay through Facebook on Easter Sunday, Perry inspired American Idol followers to proceed tuning in to see how they’d be dealing with the stay performances. 

“You’ll just have to be tuning in to that creativity that we are probably going to create from our individual homes. We’ll see how this goes,” Perry concluded. Now, it seems just like the stay performances and judging will happen simply as Perry mentioned — from their respective distant areas. 

Live from the Top 20’s properties, it’s ‘American Idol’

Starting April 26, contestants will probably be performing stay from their properties. According to Deadline, American Idol has a stay two-hour present scheduled that may function judges Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie from their distant areas. Richie and Perry will choose from their properties in California, whereas Bryan will take part from his residence in Nashville, TN.

Host Ryan Seacrest and Bobby Bones may even be reporting stay because the Top 20 contestants carry out for America’s vote. 

How will the performances be impacted?

Is the American Idol crew equipping performers with the right audio instruments that may enable them to shine? Typically, every singer can be acting on the identical stage with the identical audio setup. Now, having to carry out from their properties, many followers are questioning how the standard of the performances will probably be impacted. 

Fortunately, American Idol has a big manufacturing crew that employs a giant crew. It’s seemingly that they’ve labored out all the kinks that the Top 20 would run into acting from their kitchen, toilet, or bed room. But, solely time will inform!

Beginning April 26, tune in to ABC to observe the stay performances of American Idol‘s Top 20. 

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