American Idol knew the show must go on. In order to do that, though, production had to get really creative in order to keep on airing new episodes with the Top 20.
In getting a little creative, the show decided to go remote and let the contestants submit their performances for the next round. By doing that, the show took a huge risk in allowing its contestants to perform from home, a first in the show's 18-year run of airing the final few rounds in Hollywood. With such a huge change, many fans were quick to have some strong reactions one way or the other about the new format, which saw Katy Perry sport quite an interesting outfit.
The new setup saw quite a divided fan base as the series did its best to move on with the show.
It’s fun seeing how all of the contestants choose to decorate their backgrounds for their performances. Really shows their personalities. #AmericanIdol— Erica (@EricaSLP) April 27, 2020
They are really doing American Idol performances on Zoom ... pic.twitter.com/gTomSPastI— Trevor Norris (@trevor_norris0) April 27, 2020