Exclusive Podcast: ‘Idol’ Producer Explains Stepping Down from Emmys

May 9, 2007  •  Post A Comment

In this week’s exclusive Backlot Talk, “American Idol” 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.
Mr. Warwick felt that the Bee Gees theme presented a challenge to the contestants Tuesday night, especially Blake.
“The trouble is we know some of these songs so well when you mess them around sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t,” he said. “And thing about the beat boxing is we all know Blake can do it and he does it very well, but sometimes it gets a bit tedious. The whole reason we do genres is to catch people out.”
The contestants aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure of this contest. Between producing “Idol Gives Back” and the show’s finale, Mr. Warwick and Mr. Lythgoe decided to decline producing this year’s Emmys.
“We are absolutely exhausted,” he said. “You get to the point at the end of a series this long and you need a break.”
For the full interview with Mr. Warwick, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk to listen to the podcast.

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