Nigel Lythgoe had previously suggested significant format changes that would replace the following semifinal, with contestants having "to make the best music video, to promote themselves, and to work with a band and dancers for an awards show-style performance." the themes remained.
At the end of the ninth season, Sony Music Entertainment's affiliation to Idol also ended.
The signed artists are Scotty Mc Creery, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, Pia Toscano and Naima Adedapo.
Simon Cowell, who had been a judge since the first episode of the first season, announced on January 11, 2010 that he would not be returning as a judge for this season in order to focus on launching the American version of his hit British singing competition The X Factor.
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“It got me through some dark stuff, man.” No release date has been announced for “Modern Hearts.” Earlier this year, Paul also released a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.” You can follow Paul through his Facebook page and website.