The partnership between "American Idol" and Apple’s iTunes store took a new turn today. For the first time ever, when the finalists are whittled down to the Top 12, there will be new innovations added to the store, as well.
The theme for the shows will be revealed early on iTunes including playlists of original songs by the original artists from which the contestants may choose and which fans can preview and download.
In addition, beginning tonight, viewers will be able to pre-order "American Idol" performances from their favorite contestants exclusively.
As with last season, performances will be available for download exclusively on iTunes the day after the televised performance,
— Allison J. Waldman