AI Producer on Josiah’s Cut

This an interview with Nigel, producer of American Idol. Part of it mentions Josiah.

On the decision to give Josiah so much air time even though he was cut…
Great story. It’s always the same decision. Editorial decision is based on stories. It’s the same way as sometimes there’re about six of the top 12, top 24 you’ve never seen, maybe six boys and six girls. It’s just about stories. There’s a certain amount of airtime. We’ve got to cover four days of taping in two hours, and it’s one of the most interesting stories and we all felt that Josiah was a major story.

On the judges’ decision to cut Josiah…
I don’t honestly know. I don’t get in their heads sometimes when they make votes, and they do vary and they do change their minds. I think it was the voice wasn’t strong enough in comparison. It was harder than ever, I think they had more rows this year because the talent is unique, and it’s not just a blanket of good talent, that there are standout people.

On what he says to contestants who are at a disadvantage because they didn’t get as much air time as others…
I say Kelly Clarkson won. She wasn’t shown at all. You’ve got to be as good as you can be on every single performance. There is certainly, I would say an edge on having a story, but at the end of the day it’s how you come out this Tuesday and this Wednesday and sing your song.

Read the rest of the article by Victor Balta.

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