By Benjamin Svetkey
Updated August 26, 2010 at 10:54 PM EDT

American Idol producers released a statement today denying that any voice-altering software has been used to change the performances of the show’s contestants, according to the AP. Nobody has accused the Fox show of using pitch-correcting technology, but former AI judge Simon Cowell’s latest talent search program, The X Factor, has stirred up controversy in Britain over post-production tweaking.

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