I’m not sure, either, but that’s what Nigel Lythgoe is expecting American Idol Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler to do.
He’s hot under the collar about the rival singing show The Voice, of course. It kind of makes sense that American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has banned the show’s stars from mentioning rival show The Voice on the talent show. But he seems so paranoid about it he has actually banned the words “the voice.”
Jennifer, Randy and Steven have allegedly been told not to mention the word “voice” even if it is to talk about a singer’s vocal performance. So expect lots of references to vocal range, vocal ability, etc.
But hasn’t Nigel Lythgoe gone a bit gaga if he thinks the mere mention of the word is enough to turn viewers onto the rival show?
The Voice is currently battering the eleven year old American Idol show in the ratings, coming out with just under 20 million viewers against the 16 million tuning in for American Idol.
Whether the judges will take Lythgoe’s ban seriously is yet to be seen, but somehow I don’t think it is going to make a bit of difference. Do you?