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American Idol Top 20 will be taped, not aired live

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American Idol Top 20 this year will not be aired live. Instead the Top 20 performances will be taped on Friday and on Monday. These shows air on Tuesday and Wednesday.

OK I’m worried again! Don’t they trust the talent this year?

From FOX All Access:

* There will be a taping on Friday, February 25, a taping on Monday, February 28th, and the “Live on TV” performance Thursday, March 3rd.

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Cherlloyd
Cherlloyd

Idol is such a fail. They might as well pretape the whole season because it's obvious they are gonna try to get a 15 year old to win - either Thia or Justin Blubber.

X FACTOR WILL BE LIVE and better. Idol is like that old disgusting piece of cheese in your fridge that you tolerate because you're too lazy to remove it.

Jonah
Jonah

And Xfactors winner will be 12...

Rachel
Rachel

I'm with JoeSmith and Jonah on this one - not worried about the contestants. My first thought was that taping might be due to the new judges.

We'll be able to vote because they tape it Fri/Mon, they broadcast it Tue/Wed and then we vote, right... so the top 10 + wildcards will be revealed when? Right before they start singing the next Tuesday? I'm a little fuzzy on this new timeline. Will there be a Thursday results show instead that week? Or do they reveal the top 5 guys (or girls, depending on which group performs Tuesday) on Wednesday's show? You'd think after watching for 9 seasons I'd have this down by now! :)

Jonah
Jonah

Guys don't worry about it, they used to always pretape the semi-finals. Season 8 and 9 were not pre-taped, and that caused a lot of problems with it running over and the technical glitches. Don't be pessimistic, because they did this for season 7 and earlier also.

Jason Moon
Jason Moon

i dont get why it's not live...are we even going to be able to vote to get people in the top 10??
hey rickey, are you as excited as me about the Xfactor next fall...who do you think will be the judges??

JoeSmith
JoeSmith

Rickey, this might have more to do with the new judges (Tyler) than the contestants. Just a thought, and I certainly could be wrong.

Rickey
Rickey

Don't they trust the judges? :)