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American Idol Set To Be Cut Down Into 'Single Two Hour Show' Each Week

posted May 13, 2014, 7:02 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 13, 2014, 7:03 AM ]
By Deepika Rajani On May 13, 2014

The double day broadcast will be coming to an end

It appears that aspiring singers who apply to appear on the next season of American Idol won't be waiting a whole 24 hours to find out if they've been eliminated following the reports that the next season of the hit talent show will only air once a week.

At the moment, the show is split in two with Wednesday night offering viewers a chance to see the remaining acts perform and Thursday night being the results show. However, according to Reuters, Kevin Reilly, the FOX Broadcasting Entertainment Chairman told the media this week that the show may be cut down.

He said: "It's quite likely it'll end up being a two-hour show on one night through most of its run".

However, the format of two shows a week may stay during the audition process.

In the midst of all the changes, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest appears to be staying put after he reportedly signed a deal to stay on the show.

                                          Will hope the judges will be back! (WENN)

Whilst there has been no confirmation, it has been alleged that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr are wanted back on the judging panel.

Meanwhile, the locations for the auditions for the new cycle have already been released with it all kicking off on June 18 in Minneapolis, hitting 15 cities in total with stops also planned in Portland, Oreg., Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Richmond, Va., Albuquerque, N.M. and more.