That's basically the challenge facing the team behind American Idol as the show prepares to switch from pre-taped segments to live shows on April 26. Of course, they can't actually go live because

Mar 29, 2020 · “American Idol” announced on March 17 that it had canceled rehearsals and sent the show’s remaining contestants home because of concerns over the pandemic, the Deseret News reported. The announcement came just two weeks before the live performances were set to begin. Apr 20, 2020 · American Idol is finally returning with a brand new episode on Sunday, April 26 on ABC. The two-hour installment will feature performances from the Top 20, all broadcast from their homes, as well Apr 20, 2020 · The finale will be the one moment where "American Idol" will be broadcast live -- and that will only be during the final moments, when the results of the show are revealed. "That's going to be a Welcome to the official YouTube channel for American Idol on ABC! Subscribe for American Idol performances, clips from the show, interviews and vlogs from Am The current season is no longer able to broadcast live from whatever venue is still enabling this competition’s existence. But instead of letting everyone endure isolation in peace, Idol is Watch the official American Idol online at Get exclusive videos, blogs, photos, cast bios, free episodes

Lambert, the runner-up on this year's "American Idol," gave a controversial performance during ABC's broadcast of the American Music Awards on November 22, in which he simulated oral sex on-stage

Apr 14, 2020 · American Idol‘s remote-filming tactic is similar to what NBC tried last weekend with its April 11 episode of Saturday Night Live, where it had cast members create content from their own homes Apr 20, 2020 · American Idol‘s current season will return on Sunday, April 26. The producers and network did consider shutting things down, just like so many other films and TV shows have done (including Apple TV+ series), but, according to Rob Mills, ABC’s SVP of Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming, that felt “unsatisfying”.

Mar 09, 2018 · But Idol had, like much of broadcast and contestants are expected to make promotional stops on ABC's Good Morning America and Live With Kelly and Ryan. In Idol don't make American Idol

When does American Idol air?. Season 18 will premiere Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Can American Idol be live streamed?. Viewers can stream the show on any smart device via ABC's website or app