“American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe will not let the veteran reality TV show go gentle into that good night. Nope. The producer has reportedly decided to spend some big bucks to boost the show’s sinking ratings.
So who does he have his eye on? Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Pink and Sean “Diddy” Combs, reports RadarOnline.com.
“You can’t get any bigger than Justin Bieber. The executives are calling it their dream team because who wouldn’t tune in to see Justin and Selena, Pink and Diddy?,” a Fox insider tells the site. “Pink has been approached in the past and turned it down as well as Diddy, who wanted too much money. It will cost a fortune to get them, but the show has gotten so stale that Fox is desperate for a revamp – they’re willing to pay to put Idol back on top.”
That means the current line-up of judges – Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson — will possibly not be returning. Apparently, the only one who’s safe is Ryan Seacrest.
Instead of paying the big bucks for big names, why not pay for big personalities who actually play off of one another and are entertaining to watch? Or is that just crazy talk?