As I get more and more into drumming, I have this deeper appreciation for all styles music and drummers. One thing that has been on my mind is these drummers I see on tv. My wife watches American idol, xfactor, and dancing with the stars quite regularly. I was wondering if some pro drummers here could tell me if their using one drummer for a whole show. It just seems crazy in my mind to have to learn 8 to 16 songs a week. Most of them use live bands and some put jazz/ big band spin offs on the songs. The singers usually goose their song. Just really amazes me at musicianship that some of these big bands can learn all that in a week and not screw up once.