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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nigel Speaks Out About Jeff

Today, “Idol” Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe FINALLY spoke out about Jeff Archuleta…

In the interview with, Nigel said that Jeff “has been asked not to participate in the choice of music with David or be in the room when David is working out his routines that he wants to sing…We just want David to be free like everybody else to get on and do what they want to do.” Later in the interview, Nigel said they were trying to “take some pressure away.”

When asked if the move was in response to the lyric change during “Stand By Me,” Nigel cryptically answered, “There was a lyric change that was a total misunderstanding. Just another, um, step along the way of us saying, ‘Okay, this is what we want to happen from now on.'”

In other words, Jeff, we’re in control, so back off…

Be back in a few…