Nigel Lythgoe Disses Simon Cowell’s “Winner’s Singoff” Idea

Simon Cowell wants to pit the winners of American Idol, X Factor and The Voice against each other, but Nigel Lythgoe wants none of it!  Plus, Nigel “tweeted along” with last night’s show–I post a few highlights. Read on!

Simon Cowell tweeted last night, “Maybe the winner of @TheXFactorUSA this yr should compete with winner of The Voice & Idol in a super final. Just a thought. I’d be up for it”

Wow. That’s such a terrible idea! Obviously, Nigel Lythgoe thinks it is too. His snarky response? “@simoncowell suggests the IDOL winner should take on the voice and x-factor winners. The problem is the Idol winner will be a star by then.”

Oh snap! He’s absolutely right, of course. We’ll see if X Factor can launch solid careers for any of their alums (My money is on young Astro), but the bigger point is that once a contestant leaves Idol, it’s on to a career and no looking back.

While I can imagine Mark Burnett setting up his no-career alums in “all-star” competitions, like he does endlessly on Survivor, I would hope Idol never resorts to such a gimmick. Actually a few years ago they considered it, but nobody noteworthy wanted to come back, so the idea was trashed.

Check out a couple of tidbits from Nigel’s tweet-along during last night’s Idol (@dizzyfeet) (He disagreed with the eliminations of Nick Boddington and Schyler Dixon)

I don’t agree with a lot of the cuts the Judges make on tonight’s show. It’s subjective but I think the final cuts are heartbreaking.

Any thoughts on the first Dedicated to the One I Love group with Chase Likens?[CHASE IS A STRONG TALENT]

Jermaine has one of my favorite voices in this year’s competition.

There’s something about Hallie that reminds me of Marilyn Monroe.

Nick Boddington looks a little like Ellen. I thought he should have stayed

I hated her being cut. She’d better come back next year. I thought she was a little star! (He’s talking about Schyler)

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