Aren’t American Idol ratings way down this year? That’s what the Drudge headlines read, I think. That might explain why you’ll soon be able to download Idol performances on iTunes.
The show’s creators/rpducers/hangers-on have cut a deal with Apple that will put on iTunes audio of the 24 semifinalists on iTunes and video+audio of the 12 finalists. You’ll be able to download the performances the day after they air on Fox for 99 cents (audio-only) and $1.99 (video). The deal is supposed to give Idol fans the opportunity to relive 2008’s greatest moments. And if that’s the case with you, so be it. I’m thinking something like this would work well with Last Comic Standing, too.