American Idol Preemptively Rejects Auto-Tune Claims


Amid controversy over the use of Auto-Tune in Simon Cowell’s U.K. talent show The X Factor, the producers of American Idol felt it necessary to announce they've never altered contestants' voices before, and have no plans to do so in the future.

"We have never, nor would we ever, use Auto-Tuning during the American Idol competition," producers of the Fox show said in a statement Thursday.

And given the caliber of the singers we were subjected to this past season, we’re inclined to believe them.

No autotuning here, say `American Idol' producers [AP]