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Autotune for American Idol?

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american idol Autotune for American Idol?

Scandal in Great Britain! Fans of the singing competition, The X Factor, have alleged the television program electronically altered the voices of its contestants to improve their performance.  So what does this mean for our precious American Idol?

“We have never, nor would we ever, use Auto-Tuning during the `American Idol’ competition,” producers said Thursday.

That doesn’t seem to be the case for The X Factor.  Producers for the British show have admitted to some post-production tweaking.

“The judges make their decisions at the auditions stage based on what they hear on the day, live in the arena,” a spokesman said. “The footage and sound is then edited and dubbed into a finished program, to deliver the most entertaining experience possible for viewers.”

But they assured viewers, “When it gets to the live shows, it will be all live.”

We honestly believe American Idol is autotune free.  Otherwise, why would Randy think everyone is so darn pitchy, dawg?

[Source: Yahoo! News and BBC]

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