Nigel Lythgoe – The Decision About Idol Judges Will Have to Be Made Within the Next 3 Weeks

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio inside the San Francisco Idol 10 auditions, Nigel Lythgoe says that a decision about judges will have to be made within the next 3 weeks.

I think decisions have been made,

“I think decisions have been made, let’s be honest about this.” said Nigel, “I think decisions have been made, and negotiations are taking place. And those negotiations, when you’re just dealing with ordinary people, and you say, ‘I want to take you out of everything for the next four months to do American Idol‘ that’s OK.When you’re dealing with stars who have other lives to concentrate on and you say, ‘I want to take you off the planet, and you’ll join us on planet American Idol’ for 4 months it’s really tough.”

“You’ve got to let them work everything out and of course come up with the money that they will appreciate.”

Nigel says he’s really excited to be back to the “Idol family.”  We’re pretty happy to have you back Nigel.  Now, please save the show!

According to Nigel, about 10, 000 San Francisco hopefuls were standing in line this morning waiting to audition.

Listen to the interview after the jump…

Audio after the JUMP…


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