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Just a couple of days ago, it was announced that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe was fired from his duties at American Idol. Now that he and Ken Warwick are out, he has a suggestion for the show’s upcoming season.
Despite the show recruiting Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as big draws for viewership, the show was still tanking with regard to ratings. Now, Nigel says that the show should return to its original format in order to avoid getting the boot from the network.
In a new interview, he said, “I believe in getting people together, testing their chemistry which is what I did with Randy, Paula and Simon. After that, whoever you bring in is a risk because we’ve seen it happen before. It’s one of those things, you don’t know how anybody’s going to be as a judge. You could be the greatest singer in the world but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be a good judge. That little team, Randy, Paula and Simon, again are the template for judges forever now.”
Do you think it would be a good idea to reunite the three former judges for the upcoming season? Does Nigel have a point here? Share your thoughts below!
It appears that the powers that be in charge of producing American Idol don’t want show veteran Nigel Lythgoe executive producing any longer. The 63-year-old confirmed the firing news on his official Twitter account.
He tweeted, “just had 10 days in the Bahamas, rain everyday. I get back to the States and get fired. Sad! Monday we choose our top 20. I’ll smile again.”
He went on to say, “Yes, don’t worry I’m on #SYTYCD. FOX still loves me. It’s not a personal thing they just feel IDOL needs new leadership after 12 Seasons.”
They have made a lot of changes already for the upcoming season. Veteran judge Randy Jackson announced he was leaving the show. Both Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are jumping ship and the status of Keith Urban’s days on the show is still up in the air.
What do you think they’re going to do with the show now that all of the veterans are leaving?
Randy Jackson has already bowed out from American Idol and Keith Urban isn’t sure of his time left on the show, so it’s no surprise that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are both bailing after judging the competition for only one season.
Prior to Randy’s departure, we’ve heard that they were all four being fired and replaced as judges. The rumor was that the Idol producers were looking at past Idols to judge the future seasons of the show.
Mariah and Nicki both took to their official Twitter accounts to share the news of their exits from the show. Mariah tweeted, “w/ global success of #Beautiful (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.”
Nicki said on Twitter, “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”
We have already had confirmation that Jennifer Hudson is joining the judges’ panel. Who should join her? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest news on American Idol right here at Earsucker.
Randy Jackson has jumped ship from American Idol after judging for twelve seasons, amid rumors that the entire judging panel would be fired. We have also heard rumors that Nicki Minaj isn’t too keen on returning to the show. Now, we’ve learned that Keith Urban isn’t certain of his future on the hit singing competition.
In addition to all of that, there have been rumors that the show is bringing back nothing but alumni to fill the judges’ seats on the show. Reportedly, Jennifer Hudson has already agreed to judge the next season and the Idol producers are also looking at Adam Lambert and/or Clay Aiken.
In a new interview, Keith said, “I have no official information of anything. I’m pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around. I don’t know anything more about what’s happening next season. It was like this before I signed on…so it’s not unusual for the Idol folks to be in this place of figuring out what they want to do, then they always pull it together.”
He added, “I did as much as I could in the environment we had. I love artists. I love the beginnings of artists when all they’ve got is raw talent and nothing else.”
Who do you want to see judging the thirteenth season of American Idol?
Now that we have received confirmation that Jennifer Hudson is becoming a judge on American Idol, there are rumblings that Adam Lambert and other Idol alumni are being considered for jobs on the show. It would only make sense that the successful acts return to the show which made them famous.
When asked of his thoughts on the prospect of returning to the show, Adam seemed delighted. He said, “Dude if they called me, ‘I’d be like yeah. Where do I sign?’ It would be very cool. It would be exciting. It would be a really cool opportunity to help people coming into the show and to help them keep their vision focused because it does become overwhelming when you get in there and there’s so many people telling you what they think you should do and your family, the producer, the judges and all the other contestants that might be screwing with your head. I think it might be nice as a judge to help people stay focused. It gets crazy and to help them reach their dreams – it would be such a reward.”
Do you want to see Adam on the show as a judge?