One person who isnt 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, Whyd 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, Its a varality show a mix between variety and reality.
Tonights episode (Apr. 25) will focus on love songs; an Elvis Presley-themed show is on the horizon. However, theres one theme week that Warwick hasnt been able to arrange.
As he puts it, It breaks my heart since I come from Liverpool and cant play a single Beatles song.
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