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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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The Crowd: Michael Bolton and Chicago entertain guests at Candlelight Concert 2017
Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Segerstrom, widow of Henry Segerstrom and escorted by Nigel Lythgoe, joined family matriarch Ruth Ann Moriarty. Jennifer and Anton Segerstrom celebrated with cousins Jeanne Moriarty escorted by Hans Ewen, Sally and Toby Andrews, Susan and ...

Shelby Star

Reporter shares the 10 most memorable celebrities he met in 2017
Shelby Star
I also met these celebrities in 2017: Olivia Culpo, Ray Stevens, Lee Meriwether, Megan Hilty, Carrie Ann Inaba, Busy Philipps, Aileen Quinn, Robert Clary, Millicent Martin, Paula Poundstone, Barry Corbin, Lily Tomlin, Catherine Bell, Priscilla Barnes ...

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Will Fox renew So You Think You Can Dance?
reality blurred (blog)
Will there be a So You Think You Can Dance season 15? Will the show escape cancellation once again? This morning at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Rob Wade, Fox's president of alternative entertainment, was asked about the future ...

Nigel Lythgoe 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty' Out the Window
Nigel Lythgoe is troubled by misconduct allegations made by Ryan Seacrest's stylist ... especially

Nigel Lythgoe Props to Katy, Luke and Lionel What Hits Has Simon Had?
Nigel Lythgoe took a fun shot at Simon Cowell ... the same S


'American Idol' Revival 'Too Soon,' Says Former EP Nigel Lythgoe (EXCLUSIVE)
Reports that “American Idol” is returning to television, with a new home at ABC, has left many in the industry scratching their heads. After all, it was barely a year ago when the show received a massive two-night sendoff that brought back the best ...


Reality Talent Pioneer Nigel Lythgoe: 'I Want to Leave Having Made an Impact'
When it comes to dance, Nigel Lythgoe knows what he's talking—and judging about. That's just the “reality” of it. From tap dancing at age 11, to stunning achievements in his native England, and working with some of the biggest names in the business ...

TV Series Finale

So You Think You Can Dance: Season 15 or Cancelled? FOX Series Still Up in the Air
TV Series Finale
Is So You Think You Can Dance ending? FOX executive Rob Wade recently addressed the future of the long-running TV show, TVInsider reports. The dance competition series wrapped its 14th season in September. The judges included Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe ...
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