The entire country is practicing social distancing at the moment in a bid to restrict the spread of coronavirus. Taking that into consideration, host Carson Daly emceed the show from an unoccupied stage, without an audience.
The contestants presented their performances from home, while the coaches judged them remotely.
Kelly Clarkson checked in from her Montana based ranch, Blake Shelton from Oklahoma home, Nick Jonas, and John Legend from the homes in LA.
Shelton, who is currently quarantining with his girlfriend Gwen Stefani and her kids told the rest of the coaches that she helped him get ready to face the camera for American Idol's first remote episode, ET Online reported.
The country music singer jokingly said he had the world's most expensive hair and makeup artist Gwen Stefani to fix his hair and makeup. "I hope that I look appropriate for this thing," he added.
Making an honest confession, the singer admitted that he is enjoying being home and working from home, something he hasn't been able to do for a long time.
As soon as the government lifts the social distancing restrictions, Legend said he will go to a restaurant on a date night with wife Chrissy Teigen, while Clarkson said she was grateful to be safe and sound with her loved ones, despite the uncertain times triggered by the pandemic.
Although being a working parent and managing three kids that keep running around isn't easy, Clarkson said it is not something she would complain about.
While trying to figure everything out, the 38-years-old television personality said she loves Montana and is glad she's home and has an opportunity of working without stepping outside the comfort of her home.
Jonas noted that these are challenging times for everyone, adding that he feels lucky to be able to stay home at this time while the frontline workers continue doing what they can to help others, jeopardizing their safety.
He took this opportunity to thank frontline workers on behalf of all coaches, who he said was thrilled to be able to do it for them.
The contestants will receive remote mentoring sessions from their respective coaches. Aside from that, they will get their costumes, advanced production kits, and art direction before their performances.
They will give fans a glimpse of their preparation process as well as their hometowns before performing from their homes.
These participants will also be subject to receiving feedback in pretaped segments through videoconferencing.