Tuesday, April 25, 2006

‘Idol’ Producer Has High Musical Standards

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Last week’s edition of American Idol, which was devoted strictly to standards, is being called one of the best episodes in the show’s history.

One person who isn’t surprised is Idol producer Ken Warwick.

He admits the reason the standards show was so good is because “the songs are better. Plus, everyone knows them and you tend to like what you know.”

On the other hand, he points out that the show that received the worst reviews was the one dedicated to 21st century songs and says people still ask him, “Why’d you do that?”

Despite the acclaim given to the standards show, Warwick says he still plans to keep mixing it up for the various themes because, in his words, “It’s a varality show – a mix between variety and reality.”

Tonight’s episode (Apr. 25) will focus on love songs; an Elvis Presley-themed show is on the horizon. However, there’s one theme week that Warwick hasn’t been able to arrange.

As he puts it, “It breaks my heart since I come from Liverpool and can’t play a single Beatles song.”

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