Big Surprise From Idol Doesn't Involve the King of Pop
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Although there has been a lot of speculation circulating about Michael Jackson’s appearance on the infamous reality talent show American Idol to restore his career, sources say he won’t be gracing the show in the near future.
According to The New York Post, Jackson sought the help of Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol, to conjure his comeback, resulting to much buzz that the King of Pop would also emerge on this season’s American Idol as a guest performer.
Raymone Bain, Jackson’s representative, informed Access Hollywood, “There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that Michael Jackson is going to appear on American Idol…He has signed no agreements with anyone.”
With its Top 24 finalists exposed, the sixth edition of American Idol is bound to release more exciting and stimulating episodes. And despite the attention grabbing false gossip, there is still a lot to watch out for. American Idol’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe adds, "Look towards a major news announcement in the next couple of weeks," Lythgoe told TVweek.com. "It's the biggest thing that's happened to Idol in five years. It does include American Idol and it does include America."
American Idol airs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist