After executive producer,Nigel Lythgoe asked a few Adam Lambert fans to cool it with the spam tweets (They were hitting Nigel with a ton of tweets advocating for Adam as judge. But that’s not what this post is about) he settled down and had a little twitter discussion with fans about choosing new candidates for the American Idol judges’ panel.
Look at Nigel, returning tweets about Ben Folds and Harry Connick. Two candidates who I think would make excellent judges. He returned tweets about Kelly Clarkson and Cheryl Cole too.
AND he agreed that potential candidates for the panel should care about music and that the process should not be all about the judges.
It reads like a laundry list of the stuff we’ve been talking about here.
I get the feeling Nigel is just pandering. Telling us what we want to hear. And even if he really is sincere, FOX and the higher ups likely have a different criteria for choosing the new judges and for what American Idol will ultimately look like next season.