American Idol’ Via First-Ever At-Home Remote Editions, ABC Confirms

American Idol will go live starting April 26th. The show’s 20 finalists will compete via remote video, while judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as host Ryan Seacrest and in-house mentor Bobby Bones, will appear from their homes.

The third season of Idol kicked off on February 16th, and has continued with pre-taped shows up through this Sunday’s episode.