The American Idol Season 9 Finale Will Run Over 7 Minutes

FOX confirmed that the Season 9 finale, scheduled for May 26, will run over 7 minutes. That’s 2 hours 7 minutes total.

Of course, that’s the official running time.  It’ll probably run longer than THAT.  Poor Glee, it gets no respect!

Also, I mentioned on twitter, that if Season 9 seems really long to you? There’s a reason other than the boring themes and underwhelming performances…

Season 9 will run 20 weeks vs the typical 19 week Idol season. The producers scheduled an extra week of Hollywood this year. Auditions + Hollywood have typically been a 5 week deal. This season it was pushed out to 6.  This week last year, we were looking forward to the Top 3 and hometown visits…

The producers were able to sneak in an extra week before the official beginning of summer–Memorial Day is May 31–extra-late this year.

Check out the amended Season 9 schedule HERE.

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