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Here's How 'American Idol' Is Proceeding Ahead of Live Shows Amid Pandemic

Here's How 'American Idol' Is Proceeding Ahead of Live Shows Amid Pandemic

American Idol is weighing its options.

The long-running singing competition, which was set to go into live episodes on Sunday (March 29), will be getting another week of previously-taped footage before ABC decides how to handle the rest of the season, which was shut down amid the ongoing global health crisis.

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On Sunday (March 29) and the following Sunday (April 5), ABC will air two new pre-taped episodes.

The episodes will be “filled with previously taped performances and footage set at the (now-shuttered) Aulani resort in Hawaii. Four hours worth of new American Idol content buy the show some time as producers and ABC brass decided how they can possibly proceed with the season’s traditional live episodes of performances and eliminations — now that all remaining contestants have returned to their homes and producing anything resembling a shiny floor show is impossible for the foreseeable future,” THR reported on Friday (March 27).

The network says they are “monitoring the situation and exploring multiple options within statewide guidelines,” with a plan still to come.

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