American Idol performance and results now packed into one show

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –   “American Idol” is gearing up for a whole new season. This time things are going to be a little different. The suspense now packed into one night.

Long-time host Ryan Seacrest dished out the news at the Z-100 Jingle Ball. He said the performance and results will now air in the same show. The change will go into effect during the season’s final stretch when just ten contestants remain.

The new season kicks off on January 7th.