American Idol will continue season 18 with a very different format, per Variety. The series was set to start its live performances featuring the top 20 earlier this month, but the production shutdown caused by the coronavirus, The series has aired special episodes using previous filmed content from the start of the process.
“As of Sunday, April 26, American Idol will go live from various locations, as the show’s 20 finalists compete via remote video, while judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as host Ryan Seacrest and in-house mentor Bobby Bones also appear from their homes. More details on how that will be accomplished will be revealed at a later date.”
For now, fans will have one more pre-taped episode of Idol before the series returns with “live” episodes.
What do you think? Are you glad ABC has figured out how to bring the season back to life?