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American Idol: No Music Videos Next Season

January 06, 2011 09:00 AM by Paula_Kosowski

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Producers of hit Fox show American Idol are dispelling rumors that music videos will be added in the new season, according to Entertainment Weekly. Read more to find out which rumored changes are true…

“Idol” executive producer Cécile Frot-Coutaz tells Entertainment Weekly “We’re certainly not going to do the music videos.” The music video idea was tossed around at one point in time, but producers decided against it.

Frot-Coutaz says the contestants will deal with many new challenges in the new season.

Media reports of rumored changes aren’t all true, according to Entertainment Weekly. Rumors of allowing contestants to sing original material are false. A source tells EW contestants will have to sing only cover songs while singing for votes.  Online voting is also not happening this season.

There are some changes you can expect. EW says “Idol” will have a “sudden death round” which will drastically eliminate a large group of contestants, narrowing it down to the top 20.

According to the news magazine, the number of contestants for the final group is still undecided, but it will either be 10 or 12. Producers will see what the group looks like and adapt from there.

Another big change EW reports is that final contestants will no longer have to be evenly divided by gender.

“If I’ve got six fantastic boys and four average girls, I’m certainly not going to throw out a fantastic boy to put in another average girl, or vice versa,” Ken Warwick, “Idol” executive producer says.

Warwick tells EW “Idol’s” complete makeover is a result of the show’s unbelievable ten year run and says they never thought any show would last that long on American television.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more on what you can expect in the new season.

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