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'American Idol' vs. 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges
New York Daily News - New York, NY, USA - Reality competitions are only as good as the judges who preside over them. The "American Idol" panel, the gold standard of the genre, proves that the right combination of critiques can add professional insight, comic relief or a verbal jab (much to the delight of the audience). So how do the folks of Fox's summer series "So You Think You Can Dance" measure up to the "Idol" ideal?

Simon Cowell vs. Nigel Lythgoe

Similarities:  Snarky Simon is known as tough but fair, and contestants respect him because of his experience in the music industry. Likewise, Nasty Nigel has tremendous experience in
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Celebrities : Mary Murphy, Simon Cowell, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul
Categories : So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, Celebrity News
Posted 6/18/2008 04:06:53 AM | Permalink
American Idol: Nigel Lythgoe Speaks Out
BuddyTV - USA - At the recent FOX press tour, American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe admitted that he and other producers made mistakes with American Idol last season.  The biggest regret, in Lythgoe's mind, was the amount of time spent featuring celebrity guests, rather than getting to know the individual contestants.  Nigel Lythgoe, who along with his Idol duties is the head judge and executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance, a show that he says Idol can learn from.  Here are a few of his remarks.

On the overuse of celebrity mentors:

''We realized we made mistakes on Idol last season. We
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Celebrities : Nigel Lythgoe
Categories : Reality TV Stars, TV Personalities, TV Shows
Posted 7/23/2007 12:07:17 AM | Permalink
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Nigel Lythgoe came up with the idea for National Dance Day. The popular judge on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance” co-founded the nonprofit organization Dizzy Feet in 2010 as a way to promote the health benefits of dance. More than 100 ...


Darius and Magda ('So You Think You Can Dance') said hooray for Bollywood with this performance [WATCH]
Nigel Lythgoe: “It's going to be a great night tonight. I'm still getting over Luther Brown's opening routine that I thought was fantastic, and now the king of Bollywood has given us this incredible routine … It's like a Vegas buffet. There's so much ...


Genessy and Slavik are dark horses to win 'So You Think You Can Dance' after this star-making hip-hop routine [WATCH]
After Genessy Castillo and her partner Slavik Pustovoytov performed both of their routines on the first live show of “So You Think You Can Dance” season 15 judge Nigel Lythgoe admitted to them that they weren't put through to the top 10 because they ...


'So You Think You Can Dance' elimination predictions: Chelsea Hough likely to be sent home, but is that fair?
But Nigel Lythgoe added insult to injury by telling DeBenedetto how much he'd rather see him dance with “SYTYCD” all-star and fellow tapper Gaby Diaz. Low blow, Nigel. Perhaps if the show wanted to encourage more dancers to learn tap, the producers ...
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