Universal Idol opened with a huge pyro display, complete with oversize video walls showing photos and bios of all the contestants, with a voice over welcoming all viewers in attendance and watching at home.
Before the start of the show, there's was a recap of the prior weeks and with who was voted off in the last elimination. After a short introduction of each of the judges, the rules were then explained to the viewers and how two contestants will be eliminated this week.
(OOC: Like always each contestant will have to reply detailing their performance, which will then be replied to by all judges. Each performer will have until Sunday evening to post their character’s performance for the week. If you do not have a performance posted by that deadline, your character will be eliminated by default. Two are being eliminated this week.)