American Idolbegan a minor in a different way than normal on Sunday, with a specific message from host Ryan Seacrest regarding the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

“Excellent night, The united states,” Seacrest shared in the online video, which appeared to be shot on a camera cellphone, maybe from his self-isolation. “As we enter another 7 days of remaining household, we hope that you and yours are safe and effectively.”

“You know, they say music, throughout hard periods, can be universally therapeutic,” Seacrest ongoing. “And tonight, we hope the music we deliver you can do just that and supply a minor escape for your spouse and children as you get together.”

Ahead of introducing the episode, Seacrest stated the Hawaii-established showcase of the season’s Major forty was “shot back in January, so get pleasure from the music.”

It was apparent that Idol would have to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, which has led to the temporary suspension of creation on the present season of the show. This may mean that are living episodes — and hence this season’s winner — will not be established for some time to come, at the time the outbreak has subsided and Television set productions start off once again.

It was also stressed throughout the episode, by means of an on-screen graphic, that the show was “formerly recorded.” The recurring reminder is most likely due to the fact that the episode took put at Disney’s Aulani vacation resort — which has because been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The American Idol Twitter account also mentioned how the episode experienced been formerly recorded when they shared a gif of all the judges group hugging.

Katy Perry manufactured a comparable remark herself two weeks ago when sharing a clip from an episode that confirmed all the judges huddled together on the front of a yacht, recreating a scene from Titanic.

“This was prior to the six foot social distance rule,” Perry wrote in the caption. “Often I want that always used amongst @lukebryanonline @lionelrichie and I.”

On Sunday, Perry also resolved getting in quarantine with a pair of snapshots — the initially displaying her in Hawaii, in comprehensive hair and makeup, even though filming Sunday’s episode of Idol, and the seconding revealing her make-up no cost search from her bed, wrapped up in a bathrobe.

“Pre-quarantine ➡️ mid-quarantine,” Perry captioned the pictures. “Hope your keep-at-household designs tonight involve joining me for a attractive and breezy episode of #AmericanIdol, taped in heavenly Hawaii back in January and February.”

American Idol is a single of numerous productions that have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. A quantity of musical functions have canceled or postponed their shows and tours, together with The Rolling Stones, Mandy Moore, the Foo Fighters and Elton John. In addition, a slew of shows and videos have halted creation due to the outbreak as effectively.

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