American Idol Top 16 Schedule Change

This week, with the finalists whittled down to 16, Idol producers are cutting back the performance shows to 1 hour. Hooray. Less blah blah from the judges, more music from the contestants. (I’m setting extra time on my DVR just in case, however)

Check out the schedule–note that Wednesday’s Top 8 Guys performance episode begins at 9 pm.

  • American Idol – Top 8 Girls – 8/7c pm – 1 hour
  • American Idol – Top 8 Guys – 9/8c pm – 1 hour
  • American Idol – The Top 12 is revealed – 8/7c – 1 hour.

Sidenote: a re-run of Glee follows the Top 12 Girls performance episode on Tuesday!  Yipee!

  • Check out the revised schedule HERE.

UPDATE: I just learned that the Top 8 Performance show on April 13 will be expanded to 90 minutes. Glee will debut that night at 9:30, and return to its regularly scheduled 9 pm slot the week after.

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