Nigel Lythgoe Twitter Party Details! Favorite Idols, “Where Are They Now” and More

American Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe, held a twitter party during the Charlotte auditions tonight. It was a pretty long one! He answered a lot of questions. There was no big news to come out of the discussion, but there were a few notable tidbits:   Click to read the entire twitter discussion.

  • Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sancez and Colton Dixon will return to Idol to perform.
  • He liked the suggestion of using Phillip’s new single, “Gone Gone Gone” as the boot song. (I bet this happens).
  • One judge breaks ties in each audition city.
  • Idols Nigel namechecked as some of his favorites: Jessica Sanchez, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert
  • When Nigel was asked if there would be a reunion show, he said there will be a “Where are They Now” segment with ex-contestants on the results show!
  • Very strong female talent this year, says Nigel.
  • Kellie Pickler has the most winning personality, says Nigel.
  • Nigel would love: Jlo, GaGa, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake on the panel, if he could have anybody.
  • He would love to have Bruce Springsteen for rock, Al Green for xoul and Garth Brooks for country, Barbra Streisand for ballads  as mentors.
  • “Personally, I’d like some R&B” is how Nigel answered a question about the type of singer he is looking for this season.
  • Nigel’s favorite seasons are 4 and 11.
  • Ruben Studdard is his favorite Idol
  • Nigel feels Long Beach and San Antonia had the best talent this season
About mj santilli 34254 Articles
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!