Starting Sunday, April 26, American Idol will go live with its first-ever at-home remote edition. Host Ryan Seacrest, mentor Bobby Bones, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will judge from their homes as Idol's 20 contestants perform via remote video. More details of how Idol will set up the remote judging will be revealed at a later date. Idol had to delay the April 6 start of its live shows due to the coronavirus shutdown. Idol usually tapes its live shows at CBS Television City, which is also home to The Late Late Show with James Corden and Real Time with Bill Maher. On Sunday, Katy Perry said Idol would have to find a creative way to proceed. “We’re gonna all have to be really creative — I know we are going to be really creative,” said Perry form the comfort of a car.