Anoop Desai twittered late last night,
“so we tried to work in a short MJ tribute to the end of the show today during rehearsal but it didn’t work out logistically, unfortunately.”
That doesn’t surprise me at all, the show was already set in stone by the time Jackson passed last Thursday. The way the Idol show is devised, there’s very little room for improvisation. Even seemingly little changes are big changes that involve not only the Idols learning new material, but coordination with the tech and crew as well…
Also, no lazy 4th of July for the Top 10, they are running through the show twice today, according to Scott MacIntyre.