TMZ: 'American Idol' Cancels Shooting in Studio Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
"American Idol" canceled shooting new episodes of the singing competition in the studio, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, "American Idol" producers have given up trying to shoot new episodes of the show in the studio.
Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan leave ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on October 4, 2017 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
"As we continue to monitor advice from federal and local agencies, it seems unlikely we are going to be able to make it back into the studio for this season of American Idol."
The email then went on to state that they would continue to "monitor and provide updates should any changes occur."
Although the intentions of the producers' are welcome at this time, TMZ claimed that the crew might not be getting paid.
17-year-old Makayla Brownlee suffered a seizure while onstage. The seizure occurred after the contestant had a panic attack that left her choked up and ready to leave the stage.
Despite the uncertainty of them getting paid, it was hinted that the show would carry on with the judges doing their jobs from their respective homes.
Ultimately, however, the power to decide who gets sent home from or wins the singing competition lies in the hands of the viewers.
As it turned out, "American Idol" judge, Katy Perry is also dedicated to doing what's best for her and her family during the pandemic.
Daily Mail reported that the 35-year-old was taking no chances with her pregnancy as she opted to quarantine at home with her man, Orlando Bloom.
Additionally, the "Con Calma" crooner is most likely to have her wedding done in the privacy of her home, then have a party in Japan after the pandemic ends.
Meanwhile, USA Today revealed that even though "American Idol" had its top 40 contestants enjoy themselves on the beaches of the Aulani Disney resort in Hawaii, not all of them made it into the top 20.
The report came days after the news outlet revealed that 17-year-old Makayla Brownlee suffered a seizure while onstage. The seizure occurred after the contestant had a panic attack that left her choked up and ready to leave the stage.
On her way out, however, Makayla collapsed and had a seizure, which required the attention of both the judges and medical officials.
It was later disclosed that the 17-year-old suffered from a condition called Vasovagal syncope which can prompt a rapid drop in one's heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to fainting.