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‘Idol’ Songwriting Competition On Hold

Mar 21, 2007  •  Post A Comment

In this week’s Backlot Talk, “American Idol” executive producer Ken Warwick discloses that plans for an “Idol” songwriting contest have been put on hold.

“What with the charity show, we’re up to our ears in it,” Mr. Warwick said. “It may still happen, but at the moment it’s on the back burner.”

Last year, it was the producers’ intention to run the songwriting contest in parallel to “Idol,” with the two “Idol” finalists both singing the winning tune.

To listen to the full interview, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk for the audio podcast and transcript.