American Idol and The Voice: Will There Be No Studio Audiences?

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The Bachelor Grills Potential Audience Members for Coronavirus

YIKES! Fans who applied for tickets to sit in The Bachelor finale audience had to sign disclaimers swearing that they were not exposed to the COVID-19 virus.TMZ learned that production handed all guests attending the show Monday night (March 10) were handed COVID-19 disclosure forms to sign before they were allowed into the studio. Specifically, the show weeded out people who travelled to coronavirus hotspots such as Italy and China, exhibited any symptoms of the virus, or were in contact with people who exhibited coronavirus symptoms.

American Idol Preparing to Film Without Live Audiences

It will be interesting to see how The Voice and American Idol handle studio audiences when the shows go live in April and May. And actually, American Idol is reportedly set to begin filming the semifinal round at the end of March, with live shows beginning in April.

According to @IdolSpoilers, American Idol producers are already preparing to film the rest of the season without live audiences. 

TMZ posted a copy of The Bachelor disclosure, but check out what it says below:

Dear Bachelor studio audience guest. 

We are excited to welcome you to a studio audience taping of The Bachelor 24: After The Final Rose on Monday March 9 2020 and/or Tuesday March 10 2020.

Ahead of the taping of the show, and in response to the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are asking all guests to confirm they have not travelled within the past three weeks to or through a location that has been deemed “Level 3” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Level 3 locations currently include Italy, Iran, South Korea, China and Venezuela. But please check the CDC site….for the most up-to-date information. By signing below, please confirm that you or any member of your household have not: (i) traveled to or through any of the “Level 3” locations; or (ii) exhibited any of the COVID-19 symptoms; or (iii) been in close contact (within 6 feet) with someone exhibiting any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

In the even that you are unable to confirm the foregoing, we are happy to work with you to re-book (SHAO) audience tickets for a later date. 

Please note these new and temporary precautionary measures have been put in place out of an abundance of caution and out of concert for the health and safety of our guests.

We appreciate your help!

The Bachelor Staff

Currently, game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are shooting without live audiences until further notice. Specifically, Jeopardy! execs are are concerned about host Alex Trebek who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has a compromised immune system from chemotherapy and other treatments.  Another concerns include audience members who are typically older, and out of town tourists who may come from/been to high risk countries.

America’s Got Talent is currently filming auditions. No word on whether production is making changes.

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