There’s a part of the show I see that you might not. It’s the way the musical performances are edited.
By the way, it’s observations like this which made me a poor companion with my family at the movies.
Where was I?
I assume they do abbreviated versions of (tonight it’s The Beatles) songs. In order to highlight the individual singing performances without the show running to 3:00 AM there is additional editing necessary.
There is a technique to editing music. It can be done. You have to edit to maintain the beat. It isn’t easy. Bad edits are jarring, period.
So far the editing seems to have been seamless. I am impressed. It is what makes this part of American Idol possible.
Editing is often where the magic happens. That’s especially true tonight.