Just before you all head out for your Thanksgiving travels (or, maybe, if you're already travelling and find yourself looking for something to read and watch): another American Idol roundup!
"I'm not sure that we want to make too many more tweaks this year."
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That's what Idol
executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said in an interview with the Associated Press
, about the show's upcoming 11th season. He is proud that last season saw a diverse range of singers who weren't forced to do genres that didn't suit them, although I actually miss those moments. (Watching Scotty and Lauren be predictable wasn't fun, but maybe it's just me.) However, all I want is to see more critical judges -- seeing J.Lo fawn over James Durbin in a really off week will never cut it for me. Please, Nigel, listen to me!
And listen to Chris Daughtry too! "I think last season everyone was being a little too fluffy with their comments," he told the Huffington Post
. "Criticism is a welcome thing and I think it was necessary for me to grow. Sometimes you have got to get to the truth." See?
Elsewhere in the Idol-sphere:
A little bit of Idol invading X Factor? Kelly Clarkson performed "What Doesn't Kill you (Stronger)" on the results show earlier -- and no, no big band treatment like she did during Sunday night's American Music Awards. Also, it's too short:
Watch Katharine McPhee sing "Beautiful": NBC released a full-length music video of the Idol runner-up singing the Christina Aguilera hit, her signature song off the upcoming Broadway-themed series Smash. The show premieres on February 6.
Watch Scotty McCreery meet Miss Piggy: this further confirms my newfound realization that women young and old love the guy.
And finally, does Stefano Langone have a record deal? He says yes
. I don't think it's going to be a big deal though.
(Image courtesy of Fox)