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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.

Many TV shows have halted due to the ongoing pandemic. Find out which ones…

'American Idol' Has Suspended Production Because of Coronavirus

American Idol is the latest television show to halt production on their current season, due to coronavirus concerns.

TVLine is reporting that all the contestants who had made through the elimination rounds have also been sent home to their families.

Some of production is working on the show remotely, and episodes are expected to continue to air as scheduled through the beginning of the live shows. Those were supposed to air in mid-April.

American Idol, with judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and pregnant Katy Perry, and host Ryan Seacrest, airs on Sundays and Mondays on ABC.

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Pregnant 'American Idol' Contestant Explains Why She Put Her Baby Up for Adoption

A contestant on the final night of auditions for American Idol performed for the judges while 38 weeks pregnant.

Amber Fiedler, 23, revealed to the panel that she was putting her baby girl up for adoption and that a loving family had already been selected.

“My mom was a user most of my life,” Amber said while opening up about her life. “So my grandma is the one that raised me. The last few years I was going out and drinking a bunch. I was getting caught up in life. With this pregnancy, I’ve learned who I was as a person. I’ve had time to sit and think, and looking at the big picture of life, there’s days where I don’t even have $20 in my pocket. If I’m not ready to be a mom, why would I put her through that, you know?”

Amber said that the adoption will be open so she’ll be in the baby’s life.

During her audition, Amber performed the Etta James song “Trust in Me” and she was incredible. She of course went to Hollywood Week and during that audition, she revealed she gave birth three weeks earlier and the baby girl was named Nora Rose. Make sure to click inside to watch the second performance too!

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Katy Perry Thanks First Responders After Collapsing From Gas Leak During 'American Idol'

Katy Perry collapsed outside of the American Idol set during Sunday’s episode of the hit reality show, and now, she’s thanking first responders.

During the episode, the judges began smelling gas and Katy actually fell over during the episode.

“Big shout out to all of our first responders around the country – thanks for risking your lives every day…and Multiple musical notes all night long,” Katy posted afterwards, with a video of her thanking the firefighters personally.

If you missed it, be sure to check out Katy Perry‘s brand new look!

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Katy Perry Falls Over After Gas Leak on 'American Idol' Set (Video)

On the next episode of American Idol, something scary happens for the judges and the contestants!

While Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie were sitting at the judges table in the audition venue, they could smell a gas leak taking place.

“Do you guys smell gas? It’s pretty intense,” Katy says in a preview clip provided to People.

“We’re getting heavy propane,” Luke adds. Katy then says, “I have a slight headache from it. Oh it’s bad, it’s really bad.”

The fire department shows up and while standing outside, Katy says “I’m not feeling good” and falls to the ground. Check out the video below.

'American Idol' 2020 Judges & Host Salaries Revealed - How Much Do Katy Perry & Ryan Seacrest Make?

The brand new season of American Idol airs tonight on ABC and we have some details about the salaries of the three star judges and the host of the show, Ryan Seacrest.

If you don’t know, the three returning judges this season are Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, who all participated in last year’s season as well.

The reboot of American Idol debuted on ABC back in 2018. The show previously aired on Fox for 15 seasons before making the move to ABC.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING season 18 of American Idol, debuting tonight? Here’s some information about how to watch American Idol‘s brand new season!

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'American Idol' 2020 Premiere - What to Expect & How to Watch!

American Idol is returning tonight!

The 18th season of the long-running singing competition series premieres on Sunday night (February 16).

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You can expect to see the same judges return for the latest season: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, as well as host Ryan Seacrest and mentor Bobby Bones.

When is it on? The show will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, and will run for two hours, featuring auditions from hopefuls in Georgia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C., among other locations.

You can tune in to watch it live on ABC or the ABC app, as well as ABC.com and Hulu.

Original American Idol Kelly Clarkson recently opened up about why she didn’t actually want to win the show. Find out what she said…