USA Today: ‘American Idol’ must go on: How the singing competition will crown a winner, remotely

How do 20 finalists competing to be the next “American Idol” chase the crown remotely, from their homes?  They – along with the ABC show’s millions of fans – are about to find out. 

In an extraordinary feat of logistics, this season’s final four episodes (beginning Sunday, 8 EDT/PDT) will be taped, rather than live as planned. And each of the finalists, along with judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, host Ryan Seacrest and mentor Bobby Bones, will be seen remotely, from their homes. 

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