‘American Idol’ Contestants Get the Week Off Before Disney Night

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The Oscars air tonight at 8 p.m. ET and the Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days special will show at 8 p.m. ET tomorrow, so American Idol contestants have the week off. The show will return next week with the voting results for the returning Season 18 performances, and a special set of Disney performances.

Catch up with what’s going on this season with last week’s recap video.

‘American Idol’ Will Return With Results of the Comeback Performances

American Idol may be taking the week off, but they will return on May 2 with a huge night filled with action. The show will start with the voting results of last week’s Comeback performance.

This season, Idol surprised fans by announcing a surprise twist by bringing back ten contestants from Season 18 for the chance to perform live on the Idol stage. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last season was held virtually meaning none of the contestants got to experience performing live on television. While the twist has been polarizing, the contestants themselves seem to be enjoying the shake up.

ABC/Eric McCandless ‘American Idol’ returns May 2 with Top 10 performances during Disney night! ABC/Eric McCandless

After the Season 18 recipient of the most votes is announced, the Top 10 (including the new Season 18 addition) will perform a Disney song. The voting will take place in real-time, with the Top 7 performers announced at the end of the show.

The two-hour event will take place Sunday, May 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

In Place of ‘Idol’ the Oscars, ‘Sesame Street’ Will Air

On Sunday, the 93rd Oscars will air live and in-person at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Cali. Some virtual elements will also be incorporated to the show’s traditional format.

Presenters include Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix , Brad Pitt, and Renée Zellweger among others.

In place of Idol on Monday a documentary special, Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days, will premiere. The documentary highlights the 50-year impact of the show as well as the nonprofit, Sesame Workshop. Special guests include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, The Voice coach John Legend, Lucy Liu, and more. 


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Taylor Fox is a Content Writer and Acting Managing Editor at Talent Recap. When she's not covering entertainment news, she can be found baking, reading, or exploring her new home, NYC. Taylor is an avid traveler and her cultural work has been published in a variety of magazines and websites.

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