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‘Idol’ switches lineup, males to perform tonight

One of the top 10 female singers, Crystal Bowersox, reportedly has been hospitalized due to diabetes complications but will be able to perform on Wednesday.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

“American Idol” is switching things around this week due to “medical issues” related to one contestant.

Fox reps announced on Tuesday morning that the Top 10 male semifinalists will now perform tonight instead of the women, a change related to dreadlocked singer, and a judges’ favorite, Crystal Bowersox.

“Due to medical issues which would prevent Crystal Bowersox from performing tonight, the 10 male semifinalists will perform this evening, and the 10 female semifinalists will perform tomorrow night,” the network announced on Tuesday.

According to Us Weekly, Bowersox has been hospitalized. A source told the mag that Bowersox has diabetes complications. "Crystal is doing OK and should be fine for tomorrow," the source said.

A rep for Fox said they don't comment on the personal lives of their contestants.

Next week, the competition is expected to return to its usual format of the woman performing on Tuesday and the men on Wednesday.

Fox also announced that on Thursday, Danny Gokey, third runner-up from Season 8, will perform his new single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” The same night, four more contestants will go home — two women and two men.