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    AI Interview with Nigel Lythgoe: Some of the Contestants Have Been Around!

    On Friday, I had the opportunity to participate in a media call with Nigel Lythgoe. You will see there was a pretty prevalent theme among the questioners, the same questions many of you had for him. I’m really excited about this season and hopefully it turns out to be as good as he predicts.


    Well, there are three people with Atlanta connections. I’m just going to ask you your thoughts on Alex Lushington, Carly Smithson, and Michael Johns? Have at it.


    N. Lythgoe: It think they’re all extremely strong. Alex Lushington is young; she’s 16 and still remarkable. She’s one of those that took us a little bit by surprise by how quickly she realized what she had to do to get through the competition, and that is come out there and really perform every time. There’s no let off. And she was brilliant at that. Carly has been around, and has come to us, she’s had a recording contract in the past. She came to us a couple of years ago. We thought she was terrific then. She did a Prince song and really sent chills down us, and then we lost her because of getting a visa. She’s overturned that now and here she is. I think she stands a very good chance this year. She’s already quite known by the public, which always helps a little bit, and she’s got a lot of talent. So we’ll see how she does.

    Did it bug you that people were buzzing about her past contract, and all that, or was that—?

    N. Lythgoe: No, this is something that comes up for some reason every year, and this year, oh, they’re all professionals. Well now, Kelly Clarkson had a contract. From year one, all we say is you have got to be out of contract now. Every year there’s been somebody that’s had a professional contract or even got an album out there, so no, it doesn’t worry us in the slightest.

    Michael Johns is another one.

    N. Lythgoe: Michael Johns, wow, when he sang “Bohemian Rhapsody,” I thought it was one of the best renditions I’ve ever heard, so amazing. There you go; from Atlanta you’ve got an Irish girl and an Australian boy.

    It’s really bizarre that they have both lived here at some point.

    N. Lythgoe: Isn’t it? And a load of Brits making the show; it’s an international show this.

    You don’t think there’ll be any backlash from Americans if Michael and Carly make it pretty far? You don’t think they’ll not vote for them because they’re not U.S.citizens, or does it matter?

    N. Lythgoe: We’ve never said you have to be U.S. citizens, you’ve just got to be legal to be in this country. But as most of this country is from somewhere else, I can’t see what the backlash is.

    I want to ask you about Josiah. What was the decision behind giving him so much airtime? He was on for three or four different shows.


    N. Lythgoe: Great story. It’s always the same decision. Editorial decision is based on stories. It’s the same way as sometimes there’re about six of the top 12, top 24 you’ve never seen, maybe six boys and six girls. It’s just about stories. There’s a certain amount of airtime. We’ve got to cover four days of taping in two hours, and it’s one of the most interesting stories and we all felt that Josiah was a major story.

    What was the decision ultimately between Randy, Simon, and Paula as to why he didn’t go through?

    N. Lythgoe: I don’t honestly know. I don’t get in their heads sometimes when they make votes, and they do vary and they do change their minds. I think it was the voice wasn’t strong enough in comparison. It was harder than ever, I think they had more rows this year because the talent is unique, and it’s not just a blanket of good talent, that there are standout people.

    It’s the same way as they argued about Kyle. Kyle, for me, and obviously for Randy and Paula, was a sort of geeky one, and he might have been the one that people would either be attracted to or say what on earth is he in that top 24 for? And they rowed about that quite a lot, with changing their minds backwards and forwards, and they did with Josiah. But the voice itself, it was such a strange voice because he’d turned into an Englishman when he started singing, but it was very shaky, and then he didn’t sing the right tune when he dismissed the band. They take everything into account like that, and they’re subjective.

    I just wanted to tell you on two of the top 24 guys, Jason Yeager and Jason Castro are both from this area, and sadly for us they’ve only gotten about 12 seconds of airtime so far.

    N. Lythgoe: Yes, we’re destroyed and distraught about certainly Jason. When he sang a song in his audition, and then he sang the same song, and brilliantly at Hollywood week, and then he decided to do one of his own songs, so that’s what we were left with to show. The song that he chose was the same as Asia’h, another young lady, and David Archuleta, and the song was “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley.

    Gnarls Barkley is made up of two DJ’s, Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse, and it’s owned a third by Public Domain, which they originally took the tune from, I guess, and then each one of them, Cee-Lo cleared it, Public Domain obviously cleared, and we said “Yes, go ahead and sing the song, it’s okay.” And then Danger Mouse came in and said, “No, I do not want you to use the song.” We put it on DVD and sent it out to him and said, “Please look at these three; they’re fabulous. It’s one of the best performances we’ve ever had.” And he said, “No, I don’t want you to use it,” so we couldn’t show any one of them singing it. There was nothing we could do about that.

    What would you say to contestants like that who now seem to be at a disadvantage?


    N. Lythgoe: I say Kelly Clarkson won.

    And she wasn’t shown that much.

    N. Lythgoe: She wasn’t shown at all. You’ve got to be as good as you can be on every single performance. There is certainly, I would say an edge on having a story, but at the end of the day it’s how you come out this Tuesday and this Wednesday and sing your song.

    I wanted to go back to Carly Smithson real quick. I think that there’s a big backlash against her online, not only because she had a contract formerly, but because it was a major label deal and millions was spent on her marketing and she sort of seemed as this major label kind of washout. And then I was wondering if you could speak about already the backlash that’s kind of built up against her, and whether or not that’s going to play—?

    N. Lythgoe: It’s an online backlash. We talk about getting between 35 million and 65 million calls. I really don’t think online, even when you have a complete online focus like Vote for the Worst, has any effect on the show. There are too many people who vote. What are you talking about when you say online, a million?

    So much has been written about her already.

    N. Lythgoe: But that’s all right if you … online market. With viewers of 30 million people watching, and votes of 65 million to 75 million, we’ve had calls and broken all records with that. They’re going to have to decide is she good enough to be on the show? It’s not what’s happened in her past. She’s not breaking any rules of the competition. I don’t see the logic.

    Is her past going to be—?

    N. Lythgoe: I don’t see any logic in that. The rules of the competition state you do not have a contract now. Goodness me, if Elvis Presley came back and was out of contract and was able to participate through age, then he would be in the competition.

    Is her background going to be—?.

    N. Lythgoe: Nobody said this is an amateur competition. This is something that people are making up for themselves. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had a professional contract. Kelly Clarkson had a professional contract. Bo Bice had a deal. Taylor has got records that are out there. This is nothing new.

    Is her past going to be discussed on the show?


    N. Lythgoe: We’re doing everything about who they are and what they are, we’re not ignoring anything. We never do.

    One more question about Josiah, who did become a very popular contestant. Can you at least tell us how he’s doing, and his whereabouts and future plans, if possible?

    N. Lythgoe: I honestly don’t know. I’m afraid when they leave us, contestants leave us. Otherwise, I’d be worrying about 100,000 contestants every year. So it is a question of good luck with your career, and we’ll see you again.

    Sorry to beat a dead horse here, but in terms of the Carly issue you just did, the number of people who have won other reality shows, etc., how transparent do you intend to be about this stuff going forward? Don’t you think both it’s fair to let the audience at large know that—?

    N. Lythgoe: No wait. I’m sorry. You obviously weren’t listening to the last call.

    I was listening to the last call, actually. I was listening to your answer. You say you haven’t left anything out, but—


    N. Lythgoe: We have never not shown their past, when we can. There is nothing wrong with saying she’s had a deal and she didn’t get anywhere in that deal and now here she is. I’ve got no problems with that whatsoever, and lots of contestants that were on Pop Stars, and when Pop Stars was here we always showed and we tried to show them on Pop Stars. David Archuleta won Arsenio Hall when he was 11. That’s fantastic. That’s all part of their career. I’m not worried about that. I don’t honestly know what the angle is, because all we’re saying is this girl is extremely talented. It’s within the rules of the competition, what’s wrong with it? She’s not broken any rules.

    Are the contestants going to be able to use instruments this year?


    N. Lythgoe: Yes.

    During the production?


    N. Lythgoe: Yes.

    Did you see Paula at the Super Bowl, and what do you think of her revived career as a singer now?

    N. Lythgoe:
    I’m delighted for her. I didn’t see her, I’m afraid. I was actually auditioning for the dance show. But I’m delighted for her.

    I wanted to ask you about two types of music. One is, is it important to the show when you have good rockers? Some years you have strong rockers like Bo, and Chris and some years you don’t. Is that important in general? And does it look like maybe with Amanda Overmyer and Robbie Carrico you’ve got stronger out-and-out rock-and-rollers this year?

    N. Lythgoe: I think it’s important that we have character in the music, that it isn’t just bland, and if it’s rock-and-roll then let it be rock-and-roll, and if it’s good country, like Bucky, he was an out-and-out country guy, that for me is good too. So where you have good characters and hooks for people to latch on to, that’s important. I think Amanda really is the real deal and a good singer and good character. And Carrico, I’m not sure he’s as strong as a Bo Bice, but he is in that category for me.

    I know in previous years it seemed like the girls have had an edge over the boys and this year it seems to sort of be the reverse. I was just wondering what you thought about that, and if you had anyone or your top five that you really want to watch in the competition?

    N. Lythgoe: I don’t want to name names because I’ve got to work with them all, and at this moment there are 24 of them and I’m sure I’ll upset 19 of them if I start to name five. But what I would say is in watching them work this week, and I agree with you, or I did agree with you, that the boys seemed to have the edge, but the girls have been fantastic this week. The girls have really come up. It’s a ’60s week, and there are some great songs there for them, and they’ve chosen some very interesting songs as well, but they are very strong.

    Can you talk a little bit more about the use of instruments? It kind of puts somebody who’s sitting at the piano at a disadvantage to people who are moving around.

    N. Lythgoe: Well, if it did, I wouldn’t sit at the piano, would you?

    Well, I guess not.

    N. Lythgoe: What we always do on this program is give them their choice, that’s all we can do. And anyway, some of them probably can’t play anyway, so it’s just allowing somebody to show the complete range of their talent. Australia did it last year and really did well with it. We did it, as you know, in the Hollywood week. Some people crashed and burned and other people sort of came across okay. I think Brooke sitting there singing her little song was lovely. David Archuleta sat there and sang “Crazy,” we couldn’t show it because we couldn’t play the song, but again it was something really good. Jason played the guitar, and we couldn’t show that. Where it works, it works, and where it doesn’t, it’s outstandingly bad. It gives something else, another little contentious side.

    Syesha Mercado is from our area, and I was wondering if you could just talk a little bit about her strengths and weakness, especially coming off Hollywood and her voice trouble.

    N. Lythgoe: I think you saw her there, that she battled through, and I don’t know if she was being very cleaver because she wouldn’t talk to us in the morning of the final audition and just wrote little letters, but then came out and sang up a storm, and we were all wow, terrific, that’s how to do it. Also, it was a good story, when you do something like that you know it’s going to be in the show. But the first couple of days she really did have a hard time, and the judges let her off on the second day, they really let her off because she really couldn’t sing, little notes squeaked out. But I think that’s very good temperament of battling on and fighting, and she’s certainly extremely talented.

    You’ve already talked about editorial decision based on compelling stories. Don’t you think America, the home of Rocky and other comeback stories would find Carly’s comeback kind of compelling, and if so, why haven’t you mentioned it yet?

    N. Lythgoe: We have.

    During her segment, it’s been mentioned on the show?

    N. Lythgoe: Yes. We’ve shown her when she first came back in the day to now and done that whole issue, yes.

    You’ve got 16 year olds and 17 year olds in this competition, how are the younger contestants faring, and is there such a thing as too young?

    N. Lythgoe: In the dance show I take them from 18 because I really want them to focus on what they’re here for, and that is to dance. In this competition they have to still go to school, and it’s really tough on them to do their schoolwork during a morning and then come onto the stage and then go back to schoolwork. Their parents are here with them as well, taking care of them. I think it’s really tough on 16 year olds and 17 year olds. They’re asked to work harder than anybody else. At the same time, we’ve found that they actually step up to the plate all the time and are exceptionally good. In previous years, I remember Paris, who was absolutely sensational, and the same year as her was a young lady called Lisa, and they worked brilliantly. I’m sure this year the kids will do very well.

    I want to ask you about Brooke Helvie, our beauty queen. She’s saying she told one of our columnists that she felt that she had been portrayed unfairly, and that she wasn’t half as goofy really as she was portrayed. Can you tell me a little about that?


    N. Lythgoe: I can’t, to be honest with you. We just tape what we get.

    Have you named any mentors for this year?

    N. Lythgoe: No, we haven’t.

    I know you’ve said you’ll have fewer.

    N. Lythgoe: We’ll have four.

    We blog and write quite extensively on American Idol, some writers have told us they were disappointed not to see the group performances Hollywood week because they thought that it showed a lot about the personality and character of people who were forced to work with other people. Why were those cut, and do you have an idea you might some day bring them back?

    N. Lythgoe: Maybe. They were cut because we wanted to get the best singers that we could get, and we watched last year and realized that people were being cut on that day because they couldn’t remember lyrics, and that is really not the reason to get rid of people, as far as I’m concerned, on the show. It’s got to be their talent that lets them down. We don’t ask them to spend a night with two other or three other contestants arguing and haggling out chorography during the season, so why would we do it there. It was always done for the contentious side of it, to get the rows, to make them extremely tired, and see how they coped under the pressure.

    This year we just wanted to base it on talent, and I think the proof is going to be in this season. I think every year American Idol, a bit like a high school or colleges, is going to have the season of 2006/2007, this is the 2008 season, and I think it’s going to be a very strong one. And I think that was aided by the fact we didn’t mess around with the groups, and that we concentrated on their performances and giving them a second opportunity to sing. The nerves come into play on that first couple of days and people just get cut willy-nilly, so we said, this season give them a chance and if they’re terrific put them straight through to the last day, if not, give them the opportunity of coming back and singing again, and that’s what we decided to do.

    I wanted to ask you about Colton Berry, he’s from around here, and it sounds as if when you were talking about Kyle before that you agreed with Paula and Randy that he was the better choice. I was just wondering what do you see as his potential, and do you think that he might have an underdog appeal because he was the last guy chosen?

    N. Lythgoe: I don’t know if he’ll have an underdog appeal because he was the last guy chosen. He might have the underdog appeal because he is an underdog. For me, he and Garrett are two quite shy guys that we haven’t really seen come through yet, both extremely talented. Colton reminds me of Boris Becker, the old German tennis player. He’s an interesting character and then all of a sudden you realize he’s got a really good voice. But this show requires more than that at the end of the day. It needs that charisma coming across, and giving the audience a reason for getting off their backsides and picking up a telephone and voting for them.

    Sort of following off what you just said, some of these contestants didn’t get a lot of airtime during Hollywood week and now they get their one shot, so both the men and the women are doing ’60s week. Is that correct? Do you think they’re going to get the opportunity to let America get to know them with one quick song?

    N. Lythgoe: That’s what everybody’s got to do, unfortunately. They’ve got a little package beforehand where they talk and put their personality out there and say what their hopes and their dreams are, and then they’ll go into their song, and then it is up to America. That’s the same as it is every single year; it’s no different this year than last year or the year before that, and they’ve just got to do it. As I said, Kelly Clarkson did exactly the same thing.

    Carly’s visa issues from two seasons ago are like Hok’s visa issues from So You Think You Can Dance. Any provision now where those things have to be checked out pre-audition, or were those just unique cases?

    N. Lythgoe: Well, no. People come along and they don’t always know that their, you know, she believed that her visa was right, as did Hok. They both believed that they were eligible. We didn’t have to show the story when they didn’t get through. We showed the story because she was a great singer and we’d lost her, that was the reason for showing it two years ago. But we get an awful lot of people that come along ineligible, some of which we drop into montages, some of which we drop onto the floor. There’s no issue there for me.

    I want to approach the whole experience question from an entirely different angle. Do you think that to some degree the Michael Johns’, the Kristy Lee Cook’s, the more experienced contestants might have a disadvantage because one of the good things about the show has always been the growth of the less experienced singers?

    N. Lythgoe: It balances out, to be honest with you. You never know who is going to grow. You never know who is going to fall. If you look at each season, something different happens. If you look at LaKisha last season, she was far and away above everybody else, she came out there, sang the Jennifer Hudson number, gosh, a lot of people said she’s the winner, everyone else can go home. And then you watched her just pull up like a good racehorse just before the finish line and start slowing down and everything else in the whole field takes over. Other people, like Vonzell from another season, no one had ever heard of her, and she came up and I think she was third at the end of the day. And each week she’d grow. Jordin grew every week last season.

    You just don’t know what’s going to happen. It comes with the excitement, the growth of them feeling and getting much more and more confidence. We still don’t know what talent is in these kids. Even the ones that have auditioned before and maybe come close to recording contracts or have been given recording contracts probably have never had the intense training and being thrown on a stage live in front of millions, as is going to happen to them over the next few weeks. It makes and breaks.

    In your opinion do you think that Paula and Simon and their chemistry or not chemistry has been toned down a little bit this season or are they still kind of fighting as much as ever?

    N. Lythgoe: Oh no, they’re fighting. It’s the same thing. In truth, there’s a boredom factor that creeps in during the day because you can get bored just listening to song after song after song. And then they start picking on each other. Some mornings they’ll come in and they immediately hate each other for no good reason whatsoever, and he’ll turn his back and slouch and she’ll be powdering her nose and ignore him. Another morning they’ll come in lovey-dovey and start kissing each other, … makes me sick sometimes, but by the end of the day they will both fight for what they want. And as you saw in “The Green Mile”, I mean, Simon didn’t get his way over one of the kids, and he was moody as hell, as I guess we all are a little bit when we don’t get our own way. It’s just a natural reaction over the years of being together, with Randy as well. Randy’s sort of oil over troubled water that sort of smooths everything out, but people get annoyed with him because he is just that and there’s no edge to him sometimes. So Paula will turn on him and say, “For god’s sake have your own opinion.” It’s a dysfunctional family, we say it every year, and they are, and then they all ride Ryan as well because they say he’s insincere.

    I just wanted to get some information from you on the extended results show, you’ve extended those to an hour. And you’ve said there’s only going to be four mentors, and I gather there’s not going to be as many big name performers, like J. Lo as we’ve had in the past. How are you going to run those for an hour?

    N. Lythgoe: We never felt comfortable with doing the 21 minutes or something, which is the American half hour. The American hour is something like 38 minutes. Obviously, I wanted you to know the contestants an awful lot better this year, so we’re doing major packages on them and we’re also doing a package on where are they now. So where is Kimberly Lock now, what is she doing? Where is Diana Degarmo now, what’s she doing? I want to make it much more about American Idol every season, and bring back people that we have known and see what they’re up to. So that’s a major part of it this year.

    I just wanted to find out how the U.S. contestants compare to the U.K. contestants.

    N. Lythgoe: That’s a tough one. Each year I am surprised and gratified that the talent just keeps coming, and we’re a much smaller country in the U.K. and there is a smaller talent pool. Here it is topped up every year because you’re allowed to come at 16, and the sort of David Archuleta’s and the Alexandrea Lushington’s and that that have just joined us now, well they were nine when we started here and ten. Now they’ve watched this show all the way through their little lives, and finally come on it. And they’re brilliantly talented, so that talent keeps coming up with each year. It comes to us.

    In the U.K. we really had to go out there and find it, and put notices out there all the time to please come we’re auditioning, and you kept your fingers crossed, and it was the same people auditioning for Pop Star” as it was auditioning for Pop Idol as it was auditioning for Grease is the Word, or whatever other show was on. It was just the same small amount of people. Here it just goes on and on and that talent pool is incredible. To be frank, they’re much better singers, and I think that’s because of the church upbringing as well. They’ve learned so much, and I’m shocked at the talent, and really sad to a certain degree that the record companies haven’t been going out there and finding it.

    In the last few years with Top 24 you guys have never really done a theme week, it’s kind of been free choice. Why the decision on that, and then also will there be a full band?

    N. Lythgoe: There will not be a full band; it will be a five- or six-piece. Again, each season we like to grow, and don’t forget in our Top 12 we have got a brand new set, brand new opening titles, so it’s going to feel like a spring cleaning, a breath of fresh air is going to come in.

    And the reason why we’ve done it like this, they still have their own choice of song, but we’ve given them a genre that is a little more musical with songs that we know, because asking America to vote on a performer they don’t know, with a possibility of a song they don’t know we felt was not right, and there was some strange songs and strange choices being picked. And then we have got to go out and clear them, and try and sort all of that out. We didn’t want to take the risk of not being able to clear songs that were chosen, and then swap the song at the last minute on one of the contestants, which we’ve had to do in the past. So we’ve said, “Okay, these are the 50 songs you can chose from from the ’60s,” and that’s what we’ve done.

    Thank you to FOX for allowing us to participate in this media call.
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    Re: AI Interview with Nigel Lythgoe: Some of the Contestants Have Been Around!

    He sounds a bit bitchy on the Carly thing. I didn't realize so many think it's scandalous that she was previously signed. I actually didn't realize Bo Bice had a deal at one point, either.

    The Gnarls Barkley situation surprised me. I thought that they had a list of 200 songs to choose from in Hollywood week (mentioned by Ryan on last Tuesday's show). Wouldn't they have gotten clearance from all the artists before they put their material on a list?

    That was a really interesting read, Gnomie, thank you so much for your great job.
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    Very informative! Thank you for the interview, Yardgnome!
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    Re: AI Interview with Nigel Lythgoe: Some of the Contestants Have Been Around!

    Excellent interview Yardgnome. Thanks for posting it! I'm a little annoyed by the one hour results show but I guess his answer of giving more back story and updating past contestants explains the extra 17 minutes. I also thought it was funny that Simon and Paula make him sick sometimes
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    Re: AI Interview with Nigel Lythgoe: Some of the Contestants Have Been Around!

    Great interview thanks for writing it up for us.

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    i think i will also be bitchy if i kept being ponded about that carly thing. He answered it but people keep pushing

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    Colton reminds me of Boris Becker, the old German tennis player.
    Well, all right.

    Thanks for the great interview, Yardgnome! I agree Nigel sounded totally annoyed by the Carly question. I'm getting a little tired of hearing about it myself though, so I understand. I'm sad about the hour-long results shows returning, because they've always been tedious at best. But the whole "where are they now" angle should help, if they can keep it up and make it interesting every week.

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    Great interview! I'll also echo that he sounded bitchy about Carly but hey, that girl is certainly giving the show (not to mention herself) a lot of publicity. I'm wondering if it's more that she had a recording contract, or that she had a contract and tanked that is causing the stir. Whatever. America in the end is the judge and they'll vote (or not) for her for their own reasons.

    The hour long results shows have nearly put me to sleep since they started doing them. But if they can make them interesting, like he was saying about back stories and where are they now type segments, I could watch with a little more interest. Anything that doesn't give Seacrest and the judges with their lame comments and exchanges anymore camera time.

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    The hour long result shows should be okay up until the final 8 b ecause they have so many contestants to cover.

    Are they having celebrity guest coaches?

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    Re: AI Interview with Nigel Lythgoe: Some of the Contestants Have Been Around!

    I'm tired of all the Carly stuff too. Yahoo reported about it last week like it was some breaking investigative report on their part. Although we've been talking about it at the FORT for over 3 weeks already.
    "So, what is fame? It's lightening that strikes some people. It's lightening that some people seek." Jewel

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