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Rumors of Nigel Lythgoe’s imminent departure from American Idol were realized yesterday when the high-profile producer tweeted the news that he’d been fired from Fox’s flagship music-reality competition. “It’s not a personal thing,” added Lythgoe, who will remain with So You Think You Can Dance. “They just feel Idol needs new leadership after 12… Continue reading ‘Amerian Idol’ ousts Nigel Lythgoe and exec producer Ken Warwick
The Great American Idol Ratings Limbo Contest of 2013 continued Thursday night.
Cue up the festive steel-drum music: The former reality titan once again cleared an even lower Nielsen bar. Only 11 million viewers tuned in. More remarkably, the show only had a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49, down 7 percent from last week. For mere mortal shows, a 2.5 rating is acceptable — and would be downright great… Continue reading ‘American Idol’ hits crazy low
Although many thought the judges would use the save to keep all five girls of the “American Idol” Top 5, that wasn’t the case. Country singer Janelle Arthur ended up on the bottom and was therefore eliminated.
We talked to Janelle right after she got her results. Check out the interview to find out why she expected to go home tonight, what sort of music she plans for the future, and… Continue reading 'American Idol' elimination interview: Janelle Arthur knew she was going home