“American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe was recently asked by E! which of his two nominated shows should win the Emmy for Best Reality Competition Program on Sept. 18.
Lythgoe who also produces “So You Think You Can Dance” said “It’s a bit like deciding which child gets the sweets!” But to be fair, he went with is oldest “child.”
“I guess I would prefer American Idol because it’s been around for so long and it’s so deserving of an Emmy,” Lythgoe told E!
This marks the ninth time “American Idol” has been nominated for the Emmy, but it has never won.
Both show hosts are also nominated for the hosting Emmy. Lythgoe said if Idol wins the big Emmy, then he’d be OK with SYTYCD host Cat Deeley beating Idol host Ryan Seacrest to even the score.
Of course the interview with E! seemed to believe those two shows were only up against one another. Not true. They have some very tough competition. The other nominees are “Project Runway,” “Top Chef,” “The Amazing Race,” and “Dancing With The Stars.”
Who do you think will win the Emmys?