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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
 Nigel Lythgoe in the News
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Nigel Lythgoe On Board Dancefloor Date - TVFORMATS  World Screen

MY Entertainment (MYE) has acquired the new format Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution, with Nigel Lythgoe signed on as showrunner and executive ...

MY and Newen hit the Dancefloor with Nigel Lythgoe  TBI Vision

New York-based MY Entertainment has acquired US rights to format Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution, signing up showrunner Nigel Lythgoe to develop ...

So you think you have to wait until June 10 for the premiere of the 16th season of SYTYCD? Think again! [VIDEO]  Gold Derby

You won't have to wait quite as long for your summertime fix of Cat Deeley-ness. Fox has just moved up the premiere of its popular reality competition show, “So ...

Fox cut Paradise Hotel back and moved up SYTYCD, which has two new judges  reality blurred

Low-rated Paradise Hotel will only have three more episodes, while So You Think You Can Dance has replaced Vanessa Hudgens and Stephen “tWitch” Boss ...

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Returns For 16th Season on FOX 6/3  Broadway World

The first round of auditions begin on the 16th season of the hit dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, as highly-skilled dancers between ...

‘Dance’ judge Nigel Lythgoe is ready to tango with a buyer for his Nevada estate  Los Angeles Times

“So You Think You Can Dance” judge and co-creator Nigel Lythgoe might soon be saying this oft-repeated show catchphrase to his Henderson, Nev., abode: ...

Rapid TV News - MY Entertainment steps out for Dancefloor Date in US  Rapid TV News

New York-based production company MY Entertainment (MYE) has acquired new format Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution. Stalwart producer, director ...

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