Backlot Talk: American Idol

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Producer Questions Winning on 'Idol'

Producer Nigel Lythgoe says he'd be "shocked" if Sanjaya won this season, justifying his reaction in the fact that the emerging "entertainer" has already established a solid fan base thanks to his "dare to be different" attitude.

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Latin Week

Ken Warwick, executive producer of "American Idol", recaps the April 10, 2007, Latin themed show and the difficulty the contestants faced.

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Simon Rolls His Eyes

Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of "American Idol", clears up the controversy about Simon Cowell rolling his eyes.

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'Idol' Producer Talks Fund-Raising

In an exclusive pre-show "Idol" Backlot Talk, co-executive producer Ken Warwick talks of anthems, children and corporate America: three links in a chain of events leading to the show's first fund-raising effort, "Idol Gives Back."

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Tonight's Episode is Far From Shocking

After raising almost $70 million (and counting) in last week's fund-raising event, "American Idol" is back to the chopping block, playing catch-up with two eliminations.

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'Idol' Producer Explains Stepping Down from Emmys

Co-executive producer Ken Warwick gives critiques on each contestant's performance and explains his and partner Nigel Lythgoe's decision to step down from producing the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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'Idol' Producer Says Who He Thinks Should Win

With "American Idol's" season coming to an end and "So You Think You Can Dance" gearing up, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe finds himself taking bites from an ever-full plate. This week, the showrunner dishes on what keeps him going and who he thinks should take home the cake.

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Season Finale

Ken Warwick, executive producer of "American Idol", does his last Backlot Talk for this season and talks about the show's 2007 season finale.

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