American Idol All-Stars on the Way?
The idea has veen brought up, says executive producer Nigel Lythgoe:
âYes it has. Itâs something that Iâm trying to make work this season.â
This is Lythgoeâs idea for an All Stars version: a special with ten former finalists occurring during this season of American Idol.
âTheyâre talking about doing a song competition on the Web, and have people write songs for the next American Idol finale," he said. "Because whenever they come out and sing a song on the finale, the only criticism Randy Jackson can do is, âI donât like that song.â Thatâs not very helpful. Theyâre going to be putting it out next week and trying to sell it, and hereâs you saying, âI donât like the song.ââ
âSo the way to do it ... why donât we let America choose the song theyâre going to sing, as well as their Idol? Then, we sort of encapsulate the whole thing. My idea was, okay, well give me ten songs, and I will bring back ten Idol finalists to sing them on a special, and then America can really see them rather than just have them on the Web and download them or whatever.
Letâs see Constantine Maroulis again, letâs see Ace Young, letâs see Vonzell, Tamyra Gray, and all of the great people that we voted for over the years. Iâd love to do that. And with good reason at the end of the day for doing it, which is to produce the song that the next American Idol is going to sing.â
So will an American Idol All Stars edition actually happen?
According to Lythgoe: âIâve pitched it to Fox, and Fox hasnât come back to me yet and said yes or no.â