Thursday, August 22, 2019

PRODUCERS LOOKING FOR X FACTOR FOR THE X FACTOR

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of the company that produces Fox’s The X Factor has acknowledged that the show did not achieve Simon Cowell’s goal of reach 20 million viewers because “it wasn’t different enough.” FremantleMedia North America President Cecile Frot-Coutaz told a panel at the NATPE convention in Miami that she plans to meet with Cowell in […]

LYTHGOE WANTS ABDUL BACK ON IDOL

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nigel Lythgoe, familiar to many viewers as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, is returning as an executive producer of American Idol, rejoining fellow exec producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick after a two-year absence. He had worked on the show for its first seven seasons. In an interview with […]

“IDOL” REDUCES QUALIFYING AGE

June 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Call it the latest Justin Bieber effect: American Idol has announced that it is reducing the qualifying age for contestants from 16 to 15. (The maximum age remains 28.) “A lot of young, talented people are now seeking careers and representation before they turn 16. Lowering the age limit allows us to tap into this […]