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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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Drag Race contestant auditions on SYTYCD, and Nigel Lythgoe shows how he's grown
reality blurred (blog)
What was a pretty standard premiere and audition episode for So You Think You Can Dance had two surprises: RuPaul's Drag Race season six contestant Laganja Estranja auditioned, and Nigel Lythgoe didn't freak out. During the SYTYCD season 15 ...

NJ teen to appear on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
(Cat Deeley hosts the show, and Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy are the other judges. Stephen "tWitch" Boss, a runner up in the fourth season, serves as a guest judge.) "There's something about you that just shines," she tells Carr. A graduate of the ...

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Geismar hip-hop dancer ready for his breakthrough with 'So You Think You Can Dance' appearance
The Advocate
None more so than when sitting in the packed "So You Think" studio as he watched show host Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens take their places on the set for auditions. "Backstage, I started thinking about my mama ...

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SYTYCD judge Mary Murphy has 'hopes for Miami' among 15th season hopefuls
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It was a long, danceless winter, but summer is here, and we're fox-trottin' back onto the hot tamale train! Nigel Lythgoe: “Have you been wearing this outfit all day?” Contestant: “Oh, I always turn up and turn out.” You know that laugh. It haunts your ...
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