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Fresh update on "nigel" discussed on Hammer and Nigel
"My name is Nigel Bryan Baker is filling in for Jason Hammer. President Biden signed off on a bill making Juneteenth a national holiday, the first new federal holiday Brian since MLK Day in 1983 and establishes June 19th is Juneteenth National Independence Day Commemorating the end of slavery. In the United States. I was watching a little bit of the ceremony yesterday is Kamala Harris was behind him looking on surrounded by people and I kept on waiting. I was just kind of I was wondering as he was giving this The speech about Juneteenth and, uh, white supremacy and how we're still a racist country. I didn't. It's funny. I didn't hear him mention hunters use of the n word via text message. I didn't. I didn't. I didn't hear him, You know, Apologize for by the way, just, you know, Sorry about my son Serial races, too. Who texted the quote no yellow When asked if he was interested in Asian women, I just want to apologize about that. And here I'm signing the federal holiday. Uh, by the way, don't you know? Forget about when I said we Delawareans were on the south side in the civil war. When I was getting that award from George Wallace, Forget about that. Don't worry. It's just put that out of your mind. You know, I'm making Giunti. I'm making good with making Juneteenth a federal holiday. By the way, I'm sorry for being concerned Busing would create a racial jungle. But here you go. Here's Juneteenth. I wanted to make Kamala happy. And I apologize. By the way. One more thing. I apologize for calling minority kids Roaches and But look, Look, I'm signing this, so it's good, right And and look You know that whole thing When I told Charlotte mean the God the radio host in New York like you're not black If he didn't vote for me never happened. Gas lighting that you know, praising the stability of segregation of senators just a few years ago. Just don't worry about that. And please, if at all possible If YouTube with anybody from YouTube and Twitter is listening, Could you delete where my vice president was implying that I was a racist during the Democratic primary debate? I kept waiting. I kept waiting for all that. Brian and it never like I was. I was holding my breath, actually, for a long time. And he never. He never mentioned how he gave the eulogy at a former KKK K member's funeral. Senator Byrd. He never religious that like that funny, he left all that stuff out. No. You know, I mean, really, Nigel. I mean, you ever expect this is a guy who can't remember what happened yesterday. You expect him to remember all this stuff that happened years ago? That's so Yeah, That's a really good point. So, um Happy June. I have a feeling this Juneteenth federal holiday, especially with July 4th. But right around the corner. I mean, they don't want people celebrating for the jaw anymore. That's that's racist that that's you know, that's right, well it and it's going to be a thing We're like, if you don't let me off work for Juneteenth. 10 for 10 15 days before July 4th this kind this company. I work for his racist as well, You're going to see people going to use this for political ends well, And therein lies the problem because, like a lot of holidays, people will just be more concerned at some point in time in a few years. It's just another day that Oh, good. I get off of work and you completely lose the meaning of the day. Would you ever hired Kim Kardashian is your lawyer. No, I think I would take a pass on that. I'm not sure I would hire for anything other than I wouldn't hire her to cut my law and let alone handle my legal. Look. There's she's studying to become a lawyer here. And even when she becomes a lawyer, Kim Kardashian says she won't stop posting sexy pictures. Quote. I've thought about this, and you know what? I thought I can do it all. Will you pull back on presenting yourself so suggestively or sex about this? And then I thought you can do it all you can do whatever you want. I don't know There's something so freeing about feeling like I'm 40 and I love I'm in the best shape of my life and I want to post a bikini studying if I want to. There's something powering about that. But I also want to don't want to embarrass my kids or make them feel away. If they're in high school, and I'm the embarrassing mom that's like posing. You know, in selfies and bikinis, there will be limits. Mm. What you don't like? I don't know what kind of lawyer she's going to be, but like, would be awesome. If she just became like a d u I lawyer. Yeah, it's call me if you get pulled over don't blow. You know what, man? Yeah, I never got curtain. Kim Kardashian. Anyway, I never got why that was considered attractive to me. It just looks gross. But you know what I learned about the Kardashians from living in California. The Armenian community hates the Kardashian. No hates them, and it's just completely embarrassed by them. So there you go. Hey, coming up. Next we get the coach Dan Dockage in studio talking everything. What's going on Father's Day weekend the U. S open and we'll have him next. After the news.
Bill Cosby Refuses Sex Offender Program, Is Denied Parole
"Hurdle after Bill Cosby is denied parole. He's serving 3 to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for indecent assault. It was his first chance of parole. But the 83 year old refuses to attend sex offender programs because he doesn't want to admit
How to Create a Winning Sales Process With Nigel Green
"We've got a conversation with nigel. Green and nigel challenges us to shift our mindset away from being a hunter and to start thinking like a farmer. If you're a hunter whatever you have for dinner that night is what have you killed that day and then the next day you gotta get up and you gotta go out and do it again. It's hard to grow a business like that. Long-term a farmer has a completely different mindset a farmers building a process. They have a plan and they have systems. But you i have to shift your identity away from the hunter and take on the mindset of a farmer if you're a farmer is no crop you're not a farmer like you're lying that you're sitting in farmers know that so they're willing to do anything to make sure at the harvest. There's something to sail. There are a lot of sales leaders that don't understand that element of the identity. They liked to be the vp. They liked to travel. They like to meet customers. But they consistently miss revenue targets. And so that's why the the tenure of sales rep is very similar to that of a professional sports coach three years or less because they don't understand that piece and it doesn't matter how good you are at being the rainmaker you can go and recruit you can market but if you don't build a team of hitting numbers you're not a sales leader. You're something else in a sales leader's role a lot of business owners. Or top salespeople. really resonate. I mean i resonate with that. I've been a rainmaker but you look up one day and you go. I have to be plugged in one hundred percent for every dollar that comes in and i i love the agrarian referenced. The idea of being a farmer. I alternative is the your hunter. It's like you have to kill something every single time in the day that you don't go out in the hunt is the day that you go hungry potentially or you don't understand that sometimes you can over hunt an area and then there's nothing left to sustain the business For some future period.
Ellen DeGeneres Plans to End Her Talk Show in 2022
"TV host Ellen did generous is calling it quits. The Hollywood reporter says generous has decided to make the 19th season of the Ellen Show her final one. She let her staff know Yesterday she's scheduled to talk about her decision with Oprah Winfrey during her show tomorrow,
Review: This Time Away by Magali Barb
"So this week we what's been calmed this time away. It's a sifi. Short film. Starring the amazing t spawn and. Also an actress called jessica b. and it's written and directed by going to make her a called Golly barbie excuse me come producer day. Mice it centers on a widower called nigel and we. It opens with them with him and his house. And there's dirty dishes. He's not looking after himself and it looks like he just lost his wife and then he comes across these kids at kicking what we find to be a robot on the ground and this robot befriends and things happened from there he he. He's he comes across as being very angry and in detroit grief and even he pushes away daughter but slowly opens up and the with this robust The form kind of a friendship. It's a really beautiful volume extremely torching. And yeah i i. It's a little gem of film that has been winning a lot of awards and it was filmed in twenty nine thousand nine just before lockdown griping. This could be very relevant today because it's showing timothy character. He's he's a lonely guy he's on his own. He's pushing a broom away. An end this is robot comes into his life. And it's yeah. I thought it was beautiful. Elected the pacing the acting. The even like the way you feel for this anonymous. It's it's it's kind of magical weird. 'cause i've never heard of it and took a massive actor leads. It's so
Indiana Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Sex Crimes
"Has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for child sex crimes, the Department of Justice says in 2017. Jeffrey Cramer, who is now 51 used an online dating website to meet the child while using a fake name, Michael and saying he was a rich foreigner and would give the child millions of dollars if they produce pornography for him. For nearly a year, Kramer was able to convince the child to send him the sexually explicit material some of the
Indy 500 Will Be Largest Sporting Event Since Pandemic Began
"The largest sporting event in the world. Since the start of the pandemic is now set for May 30th in Indiana, the Indianapolis 500 at 40% capacity 135,000 Spectators. Speedway officials say they worked with county health officials on the attendance limit after other recent sporting events with fans, including the men's college basketball
Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused over rare blood clots
"From you at all about the pausing of the rollout of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. I mean, it's already been rolled out with it's about seven million people been vaccinated so far where there has been an issue. I don't e don't know. Issues the right word blood clots in six different women. One has died. Ones in the hospital. Any any paws cause for concern for you there? I don't think so. Remember, They did this to the AstraZeneca vaccine. They're in Europe and now it's It's back to being used. I believe so. Even experts like this could be just a couple days just just to recheck the Johnson Johnson vaccine is the one that I would take. You know, One shot and done is where I would rather be. No, I'm not. I'm not concerned by it, but I can appreciate the Indiana was like, okay. We're not gonna offer it for for a couple days. We didn't get out. We didn't get any kind of directive from the FDA. We're just gonna follow along so we don't get sued. That's how I read it that so I took the press release
Indiana Extends Needle Exchange Authority to 2026
"Extension for Indiana's needle exchange programs. Eric Berman report signed counties have programs or addicts can exchange used needles for clean ones currently expires next year. Legislators have been to extend it to 2026. The programs began as a way to stop the spread of HIV and hepatitis of Mental Health. America of Indiana Vice President Brandon George says they connect addicts to brought her health services people that don't normally get touched and giving them a bunch. Of services that just happens to include syringes, George says those who take part have been five times more likely to enter treatment.
NCAA tournament helps Indianapolis' hospitality industry
"I'm Alex Brown. Despite the hand, the pandemic has dealt Indiana's $5 billion hospitality industry. March Madness served is the perfect recipe for hotel. Was and restaurants to regain at least some of their footing. Katie Harris, owner of Io, Zoe's Garden of Italy and downtown Indianapolis, says operating the restaurant during the pandemic has been more difficult than when it opened in 2009 coming out of the great recession, but the tournament has provided a boost. Marches warmly, a lower time of the year. Our sales revenue about three weeks of the tournament has been going on. We're up about 25, a half percent over 2019 sales. She says. The tournament along with more people getting vaccinated continues to show
246 vaccinated residents diagnosed with COVID; 3 dead, Michigan reports
"Been fully vaccinated, caught the virus, and the Michigan Health Department says three of them died. Boxes, Jessica Rosenthal reports. Michigan's Health Department says in a statement that 246 people contracted Cove it at least two weeks after being fully vaccinated. 11 people were hospitalized and three people over the age of 65 died. Two of those deaths occurred within three weeks of being fully vaccinated. Statement notes that visor and Madonna's vaccines are 95 94% effective and add that the CDC is working on a website examining breakthrough cases and the data surrounding those to be launched in several weeks. Jessica
Golden Retriever Steals News Reporter's Microphone on Live TV
"Some newswoman give a report live on the scene. And the microphone. She's holding, which looks like you know a bone or anything else you might go and fetch is just snagged right out of her hand by the dog. It's hilarious to me. She's mid sentence in her report, the dog's head pops into the video puts the mouth on the microphone and takes off and then the camera man. To me is the M V P of all of it because he turns the camera to follow the dog, which is probably a human reaction as the woman. The reporter, then chases down the street trying to get her microphone back. It is hilarious. It's on my social
Seattle Walmart shopper subdues maskless man who threatened to assault customers
"Man when an altercation happened because he wasn't wearing a mask. I guess the guy who was massless also refused to take a a temperature tester. Maybe. Now you know what, Actually let me take that back. I think that's another story at a Disney world. I have two of these stories. This man just didn't wanna wear a mask, and he started to say that anyone who came toward him. Well, he was massless was going to get attacked. He was going to assault. Somebody and one of the people in the in the WalMart in Seattle actually did subdue the man in the footage of the suspect, identified as 29 year old Troy Robinson is first seen ignoring Wal Mart employees who attempt to escort him out of the store before 21 year old shopper intervenes. Police say the suspect had been threatening to assault anyone who touched me. Which is cash me outside, apparently, which is when the 21 year old stepped in and confronted now, my biggest problem with this
Minneapolis police chief takes the witness stand in Chauvin murder trial
"On the stand on day six of the trial of the former officer charged in the death of George Floyd's city's top cop, the police chief heavily criticizing Derek showman's policing, saying that Derrick Shelby did not participate in any de escalation that the need to George Floyd's neck was against policy. And not only that the police chief says that because there are show we did not administer aid to George Floyd not just get often, but help him that was all. So a violation of policy. Fox is my fin in Minneapolis. The defense team argues Floyd's drug use and health issues contributed to his death. The Centers for Disease Control and
Biden vows action on migrants after he opens housing for migrant children
"Biden has unveiled a new resource for housing unaccompanied migrant Children. Here's Fox is good All Scott president said. While the vast majority of migrants, single people and families are being turned back at the border kids are being allowed. Secretary defense has just made available for place 5000 beds. Immediately available. President Biden says that is a good alternative to minors being staged that border patrol stations where kids should not be held for more than 72 hours.
Tournament upsets working against No. 1 Gonzaga
"We were having a spirited debate about gonzaga show where we were talking about this. You know casual basketball fans will say. Hey gonzaga doesn't win it this year. This is the best chance to win it. But i was saying about this about for a long time. I went back to that team. But they have with nigel williams gos- and cement karnowski the amount of masquerading as a man as you always call him. This has been a consistent theme. Do you think this their best chance to win. It's considering we have by double digit seeds moving on the sweet sixteen in relation to the competition. While i think that's the camera talks about the best team. It's got to be this best team in relation to who you're gonna be playing against so when you look at this gonzaga team in relation to the field. It's probably their best chance. Not we'll have another chance knowing mark few they're going gonna continue to get good players but this team is unique. There historically good offensively. They create matchup problems match problems at the point. The size of suggs. Who quite honestly reminds me. Jason kidd matra points of front timmy. With his footwork and his skill level match up at the four spot with casper stretch defense and put it down and mma forces your for to guard on the floor especially in transition joel. Who absolutely only triple double in the history of gonzaga basketball. And we don't even talk about the dude. So yeah i think in relation to the field i think this is gonzaga's best shot. They're so good offense when he gets up every fourteen seconds which is absolutely ridiculous to flow of their offense really puts a lot of pressure on your defense not only to get back but to get set so i would agree. This is their best shot in this moment in time because of the
Texas police searching for man accused of stabbing Jack in the Box manager after being asked to wear mask
"Are looking for a 53 year old guy. Who stabbed a jack in the box manager three times. After I take a guess. He was asked to wear a mask man. Luckily, the manager survived came into the restaurant management asked him to put a mask on. He didn't want to put the mask on the suspect, brandished a knife and ended up stabbing the manager three times.
Indiana health leaders concerned about COVID variants
"But the virus is still around. As of yesterday, Indiana has had 57 cases of the UK variant reported on the CDC. Zmapp and new cases continue to come in. Experience is much more transmissible and we need more people vaccinated so that we can win this race between the vaccine and the variants. They health Commissioner Dr Chris Box says Indiana should see a large shipment of the three available vaccines by the end of this month. White House chief Medical Officer Anthony
No. 2 Baylor holds off K-State 74-68 in Big 12 quarters
"Top seed Baylor has reach the big twelve semifinals by holding off Kansas state seventy four sixty eight base your Teague scored twenty four points and gabion Mitchell at eight twenty three but the bears couldn't pull away after beating the Wildcats by an average of forty points in their two regular season meetings take fell Kansas state looked much improved there's been a lot more shots tonight well I think of mobile looks nightmare I mean is there is talk like they know what we're going to do huh the third time around planets really heart beats in three times in a row freshman Nigel packs six three pointer got K. state within seventy sixty six with just over a minute to go Jerry Butler sealed the win with two free throws and finished with eighteen points next up for the second rate bears will be number twelve Oklahoma state I'm Dave Ferrie
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Joining me. Once again, just a pleasure. I'll having one Kelly cried her way through a moment like this and that's what I remember about the finale, but I'm sure there was more going on that. I don't know about which is why I've got the lovely lady who makes the show work for me the floor manager Debbie. Williams to let me know what she remembers I Debbie that introduction Nigel just looking back at those days of the single for the grand finale. I'm amazed that we ever got anything done. Now, you've been involved in many big Productions from the Emmys right the way through to the Oscars. So how did you feel about doing this show? It was probably the wackiest thing I had ever done. I mean not only that but we were in that week where we were still in CBS we did where we Tuesday Wednesday at that time. I think we were through Wednesday we would do from Tuesday Wednesday show now Thursday would come we'd all come in the office. We'd have a meeting you'd lay out the run down for whatever the show was. We sit there and pick it apart. And how do we make this happen and Thursday make that happen and the wackiest thing was is because we did a performance show. And we did the finale try. That's right. The final Sing-Off was the one hour show on the Tuesday and the grand finale was a two hour show on the Wednesday and our problems started as you well know with shipping of our set across town to the Kodak Theater the moment that we finished our results show at CBS on that Wednesday night with Terror the shutdown, they would load it in so we couldn't get on that stage that was loaded in and so we would then rehearse the kids doing things like not on stage or anything when we finally got on camera we would rehearse which is the Monday and we would rehearse the finale everything from the finale on the Monday. Correct. We would rehearse the finale and get in as many pieces of the finale. And in that out first finale Nigel did we guest stars on it? I can't remember we had the winner of Pop Idol from the UK Will Young and of course our top ten performers to doing mm. Right, so we had the group numbers and we had all these things and people don't know, you when you reverse these things. I always say the finale was a combination of a High School Musical and an award and it had all these elements in it and we were bringing these kids in who had just come out and do one performance on our show simple. Now, we would putting them in group numbers and they would have to do is put this number in that number. So it's complicated. And so thank God for all my stage managers who kept everyone together and told them what costume changes and where they had to be but that first finale wage hadn't quite worked out the rehearsal schedule properly. We were figuring it out. That's right. It was a strange rehearsal schedule obviously because we had to rehearse the Wednesday show on the Monday and then concentrate on the show going out live on Tuesday on the actual Tuesday. So therefore we had to totally ignore everything. We'd rehearsed on the Monday. It's nuts like you would do you do all these years? Souls, okay put on the brakes. Oh now we can come in. Don't forget this different show and so forget about the finale my god. Let's just do this other show off and still we would do this other show and the kids would each seeing there three songs, and it was a simple show, you know later in the years. We we cared less about that show was just like get it over with let's get back home finale. And so that year we did that and then the next day we come back now, we got to jump into the finale again, you know, we just had to use every little second week every second rehearsing things because it was so much so then we come in and we do the finale. I remember I remember in one of the commercial breaks Mike Darnell saying to me off. Kelly and Justin going to be singing together on the finale. I said, well, we haven't got anything. He said well, we need something find out what they're going to be singing together. They need to do some song to song. So Kenny and I thought we came up with it takes two and we thought it'd be really appropriate. So as the show finished I told them they'd be singing that on tomorrow night's show and they looked at me confused and said well, we don't know it I can remember and I think told you this that On the night. I think we did the opening the show and then they this takes two came out really soon in the show and I had them back upstage Center. I remember and they're both saying to me we don't know for some we don't know the song. Well, I know the song because it was a Donny and Marie song and I was a dancer on the show in seventies. And so I'm standing there going it takes two baby. It takes you and I'm saying in Friendly. Okay, you guys you're out and they went out they did it wasn't a bad show. They did a pretty good job. Yes, but going back to the beginning of that finale wage the funniest thing not the funniest thing. It was the most horrible thing right before the show like 17 minutes before air and I'm down in the office downstairs at the Kodak cleaning up my notes. Somebody comes and goes come to the booth right now. There's an emergency come to the booth and I'm like, oh God what's happening? So I go to the booth and Mike Darnell came in he decided that after 1. Should be act two and actually should be act one. Oh, I forgot that government myself the technical director. The director of the associate director were all their writing down notes down. Okay, how do we do this that so we write them now? What time is it eight minutes to air run out to the stage? Tell the crew and they're like, what do we do when I went let's just do act off when we get to commercial will discuss act too and that's how we did that entire finale. Right? Right. I cannot believe that I'd forgotten that mind you I thought was wandering around at that point if you remember with my arm up in the air as I'd got a couple of discs slip out of my spine and it was the only thing that could I could do to take the pressure off. It was hilarious when you think about it. I looked like was volunteering for something all night, but in truth, it was a simple change. It was just annoying at the time wasn't it? We just literally like a little blocks page. Film around and act two became act one and more like when you're dealing with a hundred people on a stage and you go. Oh I have two one is that you know, it just did people's brains, you know, it's like 5 minutes to air that's all you know that it kind of complicates. It's funny that you talk about that song being from Donny and Marie because I remember it from Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston wage, which was it's a great Motown song. Yes, which which I thought most kids in this country would no Motown but a game I was shocked to find they didn't they had all of the brakes actually on the teleprompter at the back of the theater so they could read the lyrics they just Manali which was such a gift. Thank God because we did not do that in the regular competition. Shall we never had the words on the prompter in the competition show, you know, why cuz we were hoping that they'd screw up. Well exactly and it was awful job. You and Nigel though. I have two children at times and how they grew up. But but we didn't ever have it on the regular shows and then when we would get to the finale and what we discussed that in the beginning cuz we weren't going to give it them. And that was like this is not fair. They have time to learn this so we prompt her so they knew it but something you probably didn't realize that happened five minutes before the show was to go on air Sandy grushow who was the president of Fox television at that point walked into wanted to wish Kelly and just watching good luck. So he rushed out of Kelly's dressing.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"So much the words get that not all his fans screaming wage. Of course Kelly reproducing Natural Woman. Certainly. Everyone has long as the final song in the sixties medley the turtles huge Happy Happy Together song. I still want to join in and sing that song. I don't know what it is. It just makes me happy and it's certainly what.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Her turn and I Turn to You and I just shook my head and I said that I said, you know, if win this we're getting a lot more security you said why wage because there's going to be a riot because there's no reason why she shouldn't win this because she sounds amazing. So I'm not bitter about that. I think that everything happened the way it was supposed to because at the end of the day when you talk about pure vocal Talent Kelly Clarkson every single day of the week and twice on Sunday is the American Idol should have been should be the American Idol and was the voice of that season. So that was a pre-recorded conversation that I had with Justin a couple of months ago and I have to tell you all that job. 10 meant every word of what he said and that guy is a genuine straightforward lovely man. I'll continue that conversation with Justin a little later on after we get off salts back to the grand finale. So after showing what the viewers had chosen as their five worst auditions funnily enough one of my friends Stevie kids had actually written a song that was voted the worst audition of all time Jennifer in Chicago sang his composition of Genie in a Bottle. I'll tell you that because you might not recognize it and I'm pretty sure Stevie won't Bear with me a price to pay a Genie in a Bottle gotta rub me the right way if you want Jennifer has a new word. That was extraordinary. Thank you. Unfortunately extraordinarily bad. Sorry Stevie. I know you won't thank me for playing that now Brian Dunkleman was backstage with Kelly Clarkson off in the makeup room, and we did a video link to her old high school in Burleson, Texas. She was delighted to see over a thousand screaming fans along with a number of her old friends in the high school's gymnasium. One of her friends was a little cheeky and said come home as the American Idol or don't come home at all. Well, unless you've been living on another planet for the last eighteen Years, you'll know that Kelly managed to go home. So no worries there. In throwing to a commercial break dunkelman came out with the memorable line stay with us. The intensity here is only getting intense, ur place right after another video package of the top 30 being cold down to a top ten all good padding for a two hour show. Ryan was now standing by what's known as the craft table which was covered with snacks fruit cookies cheese and a lot of Coca-Cola. He was chatting to an extremely relaxed Justin Guarini who was eating strawberries. Ryan pointed to a nearby television Monitor and introduced Justin to his old high school in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Again, there was over a thousand screaming girls waving banners and jumping up down. Both are finalists were receiving the full support of their communities and justly so the next Montage we saw was the top five singles from Simon and this outstanding piece of advice offered to Julie in Seattle was voted the best in taking singing lessons very few. Who's your teacher? There? Was this lady up in Montana. Do you have a lawyer? No, I don't have a lawyer get a lawyer and Sue. I don't know if Julie ever took that advice life, but I know Simon meant it in a benevolent compassionate sympathetic way. Yeah, right. Okay. The next video package was the top tens story now, we just about drained The Well of all our recorded materials all that we had left now was the previous night's performance and the Ford Focus commercial to fall back on. The Ford commercial had Justin and Kelly dressed as Formula One drivers. They walked to their individual cars put on their crash helmets and waited for the checkered flag. Them as they roared off together. Kenny had put all of these commercials together every week. And this one looked very special. I thought and was shot brilliantly. It was obviously off of operation that James mangled needed to shoot Ford vs Ferrari. Well, that was the padding over one hour of just playbacks and indain chatter time for the curtain to go up and the live performance package to begin as Ryan and Brian entered the stage. The theater erupted the audience had sat there for over 90 minutes watching giant video screens, but were now about to see the live performances. It was just about now that I realized the local anesthetic had worn off and the pain in my neck had returned the call back tones shot had done no good whatsoever still as the top ten began the evenings performance with the sixties medley. The pain was forgotten as I danced around saying it.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Hello, I'm Nigel lythgoe and I was the executive producer of popstars my idol pop Idol and American Idol, and these are my vital members welcome. This is the last podcast in my first series relating to season 1 of American Idol. The grand finale the morning of Wednesday, September 4th, two thousand and two started off badly. I had to be at the clinic on Wilshire Boulevard for eight am in order to receive a cortisone injection in my neck to ease the pain that I've been experiencing. We hadn't at this time discovered the fact that some of the disks in my cervical spine had been crushed C5 C6 and C7 and either being squeezed out or destroyed as there had been no time for a proper diagnosis. It was thought that I had a pinched nerve and a cortisone injection would help reduce swelling and thereby relieve the pressure on the nerve. I was first given a local anesthetic which would be followed by the cortisone injection. I was lying in a black people position on the bed as I saw the doctor approaching me with what looked like a giant knitting needle. We need to be extremely precise where this enters your neck Nigel in order for this to be successful. I heard him. But to be honest I was so focused on the size of this need coming towards me. He could have been saying anything this looked like something you'd give a flu shot to an elephant as he brought it up. I closed my eyes. Nothing happened. I open them and the doctor was just standing there and he said I was just thinking who's going to win American Idol tonight wage. I must be honest. I really wanted to punch him right then and there I managed to say what became my usual line over the years the person that will win tonight. You'll be the one with most votes. He nodded granted and stuck the bloody thing in my neck. I'm sure you'd love me to tell you how much it hurt but luckily enough. I. Didn't feel a thing. Thank goodness for that first local job, they'd given me I was being driven. So by 8:40, I was in the car and on my way to the theater package and free and ready the grand finale of American Idol season, 1 camera rehearsals resumed at 9 a.m. And Bruce reminded everyone what we'd rehearse Monday. Will young the winner of Pop Idol in England had joined us to rehearse his duet with Kelly Clarkson and Justin and Kelly attempted to sing the duet that had been thrust on them the night before but they just couldn't remember their words. It was decided to help them with the lyrics by putting the words on Rian and Brian's teleprompter at the bap. The Stalls the competition was over. So it really didn't matter now and we could give them as much help as they needed. The first hour of this to Our Extravaganza was going to be clips of past auditions the finalists Journey Through the competition some of the best judge comments links to Justin and Kelly's hometowns celebrity comments from the red carpet on who they thought might win and anything else the team could think of in order to fill that first hour. It was going to be hard enough to fill the second hour with performances. So we were really struggling to make a 2-hour results show the results show England was all of twenty four minutes. The fact was we'd never done this before so we were inspired by by Panic perhaps salute panic. As the show opened the first thing we saw was Ryan and Brian in the production truck situated outside the theatre. They linked to the cheering fans standing outside the theater package and the 3500 fans filling every seat inside the theatre going crazy inside the Kodak Theater to look at this. The first educated package was a nostalgic one working back at our Nationwide Talent search and seeing some of the best auditions from around the country and of course some of the worst ones too..
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Randy, have to wait the obligatory thirty seconds with the crowd to stop cheering one of the Best Kelly Clarkson performances is ever. Randy paid a wonderful compliment. You'll probably one of the most natural great singers I've heard in a long time all the followed up with another great compliment a triple threat. I could see one film I could see one television on stage you have it all Kelly and Simon added. Thank. You because this show is all about finding a stir not feeding. Sorry for people who want very good. Absolutely the following night over ten million votes had come in. But everyone was waiting to see who would be voted out. Unfortunately. Christina Christian had been rushed to hospital a couple of hours before the show she had passed out from stress exhaustion and dehydration plus the fact I didn't think she'd been eating well. Simon and I naturally blamed a fiance anyway sadly, Christina would be watching the show from her bedside in see Sinai Hospital. The. Show began with the top six minus Christina singing a very corny version of American bandstand. I'd like to Bet Christina was happy to be in the hospital at this point. After the Little Ford sponsored commercial with the idols it was time to reveal the bottom three. Who would be standing in the mckibben zone this week Nikki, of course, was the first to be called down followed by Agyei. Kellyanne tomorrow would told they was safe. But Justin and Christine what told one of them would be in the bottom three this week. And they would be told who would be After the break. Who plays these mean games on these contestants oh? Yes. That would be me. Anyway what must have felt like a lifetime through both of them Christina was told she was in the bottom three. Justin was told he was safe. Consequently Christina Nikki an RJ with the bottom three. Ryan judges that thoughts Randy pointed out that ever gets to stay needs to be at their best next week. Polar was positive about the mold. Levels of greatness you're judged on your level of greatness, each moment that you're up on that stage and you're judged by that performance. You gotta go for it, but you've already proven that your all American idol pool. Positive Simon was not spaced on on on your performances last night you just have to be out there Ryan turned to Nikki Nikki I. Understand that you your bags at the house last night. How do you feel about unpacking your stuff? So I the Christina or J. would be going home, but they wouldn't find out until yes. Again after the break. With Christina in hospital, RJ was standing on the stage alone between Ryan and Brian after a nationwide vote. By the way you said, you're sure it's your dinner. Because Christina did amazing last night. And struggled a lot so. Did Amis. America voted. And decided that RJ. Your safe. So it turned out to be a bad day for Christina. She found herself in the hospital, and now she found herself with America's lowest vote and she would be leaving the show. The judges were asked for their thoughts. Just keep running keep doing your thing in call me anytime. I completely disagree with America for once I thought you really good last time you are a lady, you panel yourself with dignity and Grace Eve risen from adversity, which is extremely hard to do and when the dust settles, you will see clearly all the offers can be pouring in America Wrong Agyei. You are incredibly lucky the top five dol- beginning to see Christina at the hospital after the show and through tears Agyei, had a message for her Christina how quickly you have become one of my closest friends. And I love you and I know you're GonNa go so far and I'm so proud of you. So proud of you and we'll be there some. So it had truly been a very emotional show. I'm show the top five with torn between losing a dear friend. and. Getting a little closer to becoming the American idol. Although none of them would admit. But that's another story. Thank you for listening and don't forget to subscribe to my idol memories on apple podcast spotify Google play all wherever you get your podcast and please don't forget to write us stay safe he music..
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"I won't dance originally sung by Fetish Darren the film Roberta later by Frank Sinatra and lady. Gaga. was written by Jerome An Oscar Hammerstein the second in nineteen thirty four. Unfortunately. This competition requires a few vocal fireworks to impress the voters. Although the song is a real standard, it doesn't really go anywhere. Randy felt song didn't do rj any justice full thought RJ. Didn't go for it tonight but she felt he was capable of it while Simon felt there would just betcha singers in the competition although he complimented rj on the fact that picked the Sung backup after he'd forgotten some of the lyrics. One of the best performances of the night was coming from. Kelly, Clarkson. Stuff like that there originally sung by Betty Hutton and recreated for the movie. The boys by Bette Midler was amazing. With the exception of to Myra and possibly Justin nobody else looked as comfortable in front of that big band than Kelly. In a POLKA DOT dress, a string of pearls and a hair and a forty style. She didn't just sound like a big band singer she looked the part two..
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Unfortunately, Justin would leave the stage with a lousy. One that would continue to haunt him for a couple of weeks. Randy had heard him sing better than this. Pull reiterated that he had stocked qualitative. told him that three girls had outperformed him tonight? That's when just encountered with this I respect your but what did you guys think? That put down that slightly rude snub showing Simon where the power now lay in the hands of the public. Which I have to say it was totally out of character for Justin. Got Him a lot of bad press. With many people saying that his new celebrity status, a gun to his head. Simon. Looked bemused and let it go with just a wry smile and a gentle shake of the head. He knew the public would not like any appearance of arrogance in these young performace. How that would show, itself would only be a matter of time. And it may show itself by a very low vote. Ryan style was going to close evening with the king. Song from the British invasion, you really got me. Truth is not much of a sewn. It had a great feel for the Sixties but it certainly style over substance right for live band but difficult for solo girl singer. Having shouted. You really got me about twelve times in case anyone had missed what the song was cold. It finally came to an end. Thank goodness. Randy said, he didn't love it. Pull a said she'd lost her way and Simon as expected he taught. God I thought that was out. Dreadful at this stage of the game, I don't think Drexel's part of the Vocabulary WanNa. Bet It all got a little bit heavy. And After all of the Commotion Ryan Asked Simon How he rated this week's competition some fantastic somewhat okay and wanted to we just dreadful. Sorry. The message boards had lit up discussing just comment to Simon. So it was natural that the first question on the following evenings results show was from Brian to just last night after Simon, criticized you you of called upon the audience to defend your little bit d regret doing that in any way. Minute the best ways I really did and you know but I do want to make it clear that I meant no disrespect to use everything you respect your evading unfortunately that slight moment of madness from Justin wouldn't disappear. It turns out that the bottom three were Christina, Aj Gill and Ryan. Star. When Simon was asked what he thought about the bottom three this is what he said. I thought Christina was another passed. I thought Ryan. Ryan was polling. Aj I've always been straight out with him. I think deserve to be in this competition Christina released to go back and sit down and the singer with the lowest amount of votes would be either Aj Gill Orion star. I'll tell you who it is. On. Next week's podcast. Kidding. Only get in. We of course, waited until the commercial break to tell Aj Gill that he would be leaving the show. That was the second of Simon cows loses to be let go in consecutive weeks. That would have made him very happy that the American voters were in line with his thoughts. Randy gave AJ advice. Keep going. Keep working. Don't give it up. gave a great soundbite. The highs that you've experienced performing plan all these people and you know the only high however experiences if he smokes his own. Simon. Rolled his eyes and said Paula your. Devoted some time to him right here. On. Your radio. Show. A cheap to which pull came out with a classic. It's impact as good as mad cow disease. This is what happens when you're breastfed by. It was becoming obvious to all of us that pull ahead employed a writer Simon also knew it and actually referred to it in an interview. She hired him to put me down in saying things. Some guy was writing all. Made any sense? The fact is we needed a writer. Ryan and Brian MONOP- fitting together. It was obvious that Ryan was more comfortable in the studio. He would be down in the audience instigating fans to come up on stage for hugs and kisses with their idols enjoying extra Bantu with Simon while Brian was being relegated to just throwing two breaks and welcoming us back. Kenan I decided to call off friend and program consultant in the UK version of Pop idol Charles Boyd. He would hopefully help us bring our American presents as together as he'd done inland and. The following week top seven chose their songs from the seventies. This. Decade was obviously all about disco music however, other sub genres of rock appeared like Glam Rock hardrock an even heavy metal. Punk rock as well just beginning. Nikki stay true to her rupp Chick Image and chose Pat Bennetta's nineteen seventy-nine hit heartbreaking..
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"She thinks it takes courage just to get up that and sing in front of a national audience it does, but it also takes an ego as big as Mount Baldy. By this time, all the finalists got fan clubs consisting mainly of screaming teenage girls, the new custodians of American Popular Culture in case you've been wondering where it went. In addition contestants with week, voices now get the benefit of unseen backup singers and a full prerecorded orchestral arrangement. With as on earlier shows, they sang with just piano accompaniment. the, background singers and band often carry the melody line. In case the contestants lose track of it. To judge from the way, most of the contestants addressed quaffed and yes, ps, this is more freak show then talent show. The competition seems to depend on looks an attitude. Most of the female contestants have not got plunging necklines but plunging waistlines. They are determined. We see their navels and perhaps the tattoos beneath them and as much skin between hips and breasts as the law will allow. The most blatant defender I'm one of the least auspicious contestants is the fire breathing Ryan Star who looks like she eats live mice but breakfast. She does have determination though. Determination befitting fascist director. Ouch can you believe this stuff credit? God. Okay. Carrying on. One thing. The show unwittingly demonstrates is how little it now takes to be passed off as a pop singer. And how low what was once enough for has sunk? Apparently appearance not only counts counts for everything. Virtually all the finalists POW thin. With. Pencil legs and pipe clean arms. It's creepy. Go Vidal once said having no talent is no longer enough. It appears having no flesh on your bones is also a requirement. What else is this guy? GonNa Critique Oh. Yeah. Justin Guarini Eric comes. With his fluffy round puffer frizz topping a spindly stick figure body the alarmingly and Drudge Innis Justin Guarini looks like a Dandy lion being electrocuted. Kenny sing well no but almost and he sucks up shamelessly to the crowd a bad habit shared by some of his competitors. He turns on the cute with insidious cunning and the girls, of course, scream on Q.. Last week, they all went to work building a house for the habitat of humanity project. If. They build as well as they sing the house will be condemned as unsafe before anyone has a chance to move in. American idol is indeed good for a Giggle, but it's a cause for lament to. Style being passed off as substance. Attitude. Being substituted for ability. A perverse twisting of democratic ideals to encompass the notion that the manifestly untalented deserve a spotlight, an audience and a cheering section of their own. Real. American singers of true. American. Songs wouldn't be caught dead in a place like this. How there was quite a bit more in the article but of left out the bad parts. Anyway. Thank, goodness he was wrong and the show went on to great success and produced numerous superstars. For Now Let's get back to our journey to find out a I seasons superstar. This week I will be reminiscing on the wildcard show. So far America had chosen nine contestants to be put through to a top ten, and now it was a chance for the judges to choose one person that they could put through. Maybe, this would make Simon a little happier as he was already pissed that America had put through what he deemed as to loses. So so far the nine contestants to Myra Gray Ryan Stop Jim Varas Justin Guarini Kelly Clarkson Aj Gill Christina Christian E. J. Day and Kristen halt. Five singers had been asked to return in order to audition for the judges. The five that was thrown a lifeline with from group one. Kathy. Glover and Chris Aaron from group to Angela Peel and Alexis Lopez, and finally from Group Three Agyei Helton who had stood that the week before listening to that explosive argument between Randy and Simon. Suddenly on last week's podcast Randy Jackson I went through the entire sequence of what led up to that argument. Simon. Henry. Mocked that there had been a couple of monkeys put through so far by American Randy got really upset by the word monkeys. But when it was explained that monkeys in the UK had an entirely different meaning randy calm down however at the time, it was pretty frightening. Have a problem I. Discuss it some. Talk about this latest business. Crazy. Thank goodness that goes sorted out well back to the wildcard show when the judges were asked why these five rancid or think we picked some really good ones I think against see some really good singing tonight. I think all of these five can really say all five with truly gifted. An interesting show tonight because I think anyone has that chance be on the tenth Chat Simon. made his feelings known from the Star. Favorites maybe we'll be surprised. Maybe we weren't Kelly travel was the first contestant in her initial audition Simon to Toyota that she had the x factor with capital X.. On. Her top notes Kelly have the unfortunate habit of closing her throat. Giving a slightly strangulated sound to the note. Both Randy and Felt, she needed to work on that aspect of her singing and loosen up a vocal cords. Certainly Debra Byrd, a vocal coach was helping do that as well. Now, during rehearsals for the first semi final, Kelly couldn't decide what she should sing. So she called them mum and got the advice. Saying I will always love you. Or don't come home. I suddenly hope a mum was joking. So in order to please a mom, that's exactly what she sang and unfortunately even though polar and Randy lighter song choice Simon Toda she wasn't Whitney Houston and that she wasn't that good a singer so she should stop trying to copy her. He also thought it sounded like carry Yoki. Now whether the view agreed with him or not. The fact was their vote didn't put her.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"Very good. Pull a happily complimented her by saying you did us. Proud. While Simon Comedy informed Kelly she'd got a good voice, but he didn't remember her. That would soon change. Justin Guarini, the twenty-three-year-old from philly decided to sing ribbon in the sky that Gill had sung earlier. It was a totally different style to gills and pull a WHO if you remember was flustered and had to compose himself in Pasadena after Justin's performance, then remarked, gave it some S- quiet. Sincerity and I really really enjoyed your performance think randy thought it wasn't amazing and Simon Felt Gill sang it better, but the Justin had the EXPECTA-. Ryan and Brian wrapped up the show sitting with the contestants in the Red Room. That they couldn't have done the previous week as there was so much weeping and wailing from the kids due to the fact that Jim Varas adjust spin shockingly cut from the program. Having been reinstated of course, he went on to claim place in the top ten. But who would be joining him from this semi final? Before. We get into the results. Let me tell you about my new wireless ear buds from rake on so before you go throwing hundreds of dollars on a pair unique to check them out then you aspartame everyday e- twenty-five. By the best ones yet with six hours of playtime seamless Bluetooth, pairing more base and a more compact design that gives you a nice noise isolating. Rate Cons wireless buds of so comfortable that perfect for conference calls all Binge Gum podcasts particularly my podcast. I personally love them. Apart from the comfort because they managed to completely transport me out of the environment, I mean to whatever I'm listening to. Unlike some of your other wireless options, Ray Connie of buds both stylish discreet with no dangling wise or stems to distract anyone during video Kohl's. The company was founded by Ray J and lots of celebrities like snoop dogg Cardi B. Melissa ethridge literally are obsessed with them. Pick up a path and see what all the hype is about. Now is the time to get the latest and greatest from Recon, and you can get fifteen percent off your order at by Ray recon dot com slash idol that's by ray con dot com slash idol, the fifteen percent off break on wireless ear buds by rate, con, dot com slash idol. Now, let's get on with the results. The telephone line said only been open for two hours, but during that time almost seven billion calls had come in. There was over double the amount from the previous week. My favors to move into the top ten were Justin. Kelly and Alexis Lopez. The judges had been asked who they thought would get the most votes. All three thought it would be just in. Sure, enough when the envelope was opened, it was Justin Guarini his name inside. WHO WILL BE NEXT? Ryan asked the judges. Randy, thought Angela Peel. Both Paul and Simon Thought Alexis Lopez. The second envelope was opened. Kelly Clarkson. What was amazing that moments before this result during a Ford sponsored focus on the contestants video. Kelly had been seen driving down the street in a Ford focus shouting out. In cannot. Know whether this was scripted, or she just did it off the top of her head I don't know, but it was certainly extraordinarily prescient. There was a lovely moment during the show when Gilad Bated. He had a major crush on polar. An asked her out on a date. Paul said she was thrilled and said that she would be on it to go on a date with him without any hesitation. I was ositive. That wouldn't be allowed. I mean no one on the production team was allowed to fraternize with any of the contestants. Okay judges who will be the third person that will be going to sit on that empty chair, a moving into our top ten in quiet Ryan. All three judges thought that it would be Alexis Lopez. The envelope slowly opened. And the name on it was. Shockingly, Aj Gill who had not sung well at all. Remember. He'd sung the national anthem on his original auditions and got straight through Pasadena. Here, he was now moving into the top ten. While Randy in polar applauded the win Simon Lynn back in his seat. Ams folded with an incredulous grin on his face. When asked by Ryan but Simon thought he said I think he's a nice kid, but I think like last week. The vote has made a mistake. I don't believe Paula actually went out on that date with kill, but he wouldn't be. The last contestant would ask out or even go. To say that he was dating her. But that's another story. So Justin Kellyanne AJ GIL would be moving on to join to Myra Ryan. Stop and Jim Varas Simon was not best pleased. Believing that AJ and Jim just didn't deserve that place in the top ten. Out of everyone that had been auditioned, they were not the best. I can't say I disagreed with him, but we both view the whole ethos of this show was the American public would choose their own idol, and whether we liked it or not. We had to respect an except that decision. And a young man, who was very happy to accept America's decision was my next guest Jim Varas welcome to my idol memories. Everyone. Thank you for having me. I'm excited me to now before we go into detail regarding what actually happened on that first semi final I'd like to take you right back to your first audition in Chicago God. Do we have to what made? You will dish for American idol? You didn't know anything about it. Did you know so? I was going to Columbia College at the time and I was majoring in musical theater, and a friend of mine had heard about A. An audition for some show called American idol and Paula Abdul was a judge and I was sold. I here's the thing I. Never I was never planning to be a pop star. That was never mike goal, but I kind of just went because it was. It seemed like fun and I think we all have this inner desire to prove something to ourselves. and at nineteen I wanted to see what this was about and and saying something that was not so pop a. it was a little bit more jazz and Blues e show. beautiful not King Cohen Yeah Yeah. And then, of course, you know the whole question was. What would someone not know about you just by looking at you? Talk to my parents I talked about my my family. You know and my parents both being death and meet growing up being very much, you know. For.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"So. Hello I'm not Jalisco and I was the executive producer of popstars my idle? Idle an American idol. And these a my idol memories. Welcome to idol memories this week now last week you'll probably remember Jim Veras got cut from the show, then reinstated, and eventually made it into the top ten. Thanks to America's vote while he is going to be joining me later on in the show to tell me how he felt when he got cut. But this week it's all about semi final to and who America will vote for. and. This semifinal included Alexis Lopez from Modesto California. Kills send you a from Garfield New Jersey Angela Peel from Chicago Illinois. Aj Gil from Tacoma Washington. Jasmine lowry from hempstead, Yolk and JEMMA. We never found out his last name from Atlanta. Kelly Clarkson from Josh Texas Justin Guarini from Doylestown Philadelphia to Nia Taylor from Orange Park Florida and her friend. Alexandra Bash, away from Miami Florida America. Going to hear the second ten semifinalists would then decide who would join the previous week's winners to my regret. Brian Stop and Jim Ferrara's. The. Evening got off to a great start when Ryan and Brian were introducing the judges. Brian ask Simon if he was getting any fanmail. Apart from the stuff from prison. Unfortunately with the studio, having no audience, the joke didn't get the applause deserved, but it certainly made Simon Laugh. Auto showing that he still had a good sense of humor, and that was going to be needed a little later on in this show. The first to take the tiny stage in front of the judges was seventeen year old Alexis Lopez. She sang it great version of Gloria Gaynor's mega hit I will survive, and without question. We all hoped she would. Sa- by she was certainly really good looking with great voice to Randy said think is probably the best I've seen fuller agreed with Randy unthought. Alexis had come out of her shell. Simon also agreed but was disappointed with a song. Choice I think you have a fantastic voice they. They sensational wish you hadn't sung that song because every time anyone sings that sound. It sounds like a karaoke. Well. I'm not sure where Simon goes to listen to his karaoke, but at the singles are as good as Alexis. It must be remarkable Gilson. A The twenty-three-year-old from New Jersey was the next to perform with his version of Stevie. Wonder's nineteen eighty two single ribbon in the sky. Randy Thought Gill had chosen a tough song to sing, but he'd done a good job with it. Polar repeated what she said to Alexis by saying. That Gill had come out of his shell. It was obviously a very big shell with a Lotta people in it. Simon gave him a sort of backhanded compliment by saying I. Don't think you look like the American idol, but I think you sound like the American Michael I thought well. If he sells enough records, he'll be able to afford to. Changes looks in beverly. Hills. I'm sure Simon would have been able to recommend a good surgeon. I'm Katie. I'm not really twenty year old. Angela Peel Sang that great Houston ballot from the bodyguard movie run to you. I was quite expecting polar to say that Angela had come out of Shell, but instead she said that she shined was excellent. Randy also thought she was very good and Simon reminded us that the week before he criticized Kelli. Glover for doing a sound alike version of Whitney's I will always love you. However he felt that Angela had made this song on and followed up by telling her that she had an amazing voice. Coming out of a commercial break Brian was sitting at a computer online to the idol website with the post on it to Simon which he Julie read out. I think Simon's great, but then I'm biased as I think he's very sexy, charming and talented signed Bruce from Miami. felt the direction between Ryan Brian and Simon was really starting to happen. This is what we had in the UK with the two British hosts. Anton Deck. Who constantly looking at how to make fun of Simon in a humorous way? To Nia Taylor the twenty one year old Floridian took the stage to sing a George. Benson ballot the greatest love of all which years later I'm sure you remember was covered by Whitney Houston. Version was a little sheltie. But pull thought she'd done a nice job. Randy didn't think it was amazing. But I think Simon. Nailed it with I. think that it was an ambitious thing. Because in that kind of thing I think that good to Neha rather cheaply came straight back at Simon. Simon pointed out rightly that he wasn't there to sing. He was there to judge. Tony is best friend. Twenty year old, Alexandra, best chillier and I have no idea if I'm pronouncing that correctly, but she was following with Vanessa Williams saved the best for last, Randy surprised us all by quoting one of Simon's comments that was definitely Miami Karaoke to me. All appointed out. There was a lot of great talent sitting in the red room that she would be up against. Simon reminded to that, even though she'd Sung Save the best last, she was neither the last no of the best. Alexandra stuck up for herself very bravely though. I mean that'd be the best for you but I mean be the best for someone. We all agreed with that. Nineteen Year Old Jasmine lowry chosen number written by Road Templeton and sung by the British our be autism mischief Perry. Quincy Jones and to me a later coveted in America. The song. Was You put a move on my heart? Thought Jasmine started rather nervously. Randy didn't think it was very good. And Simon yet a gain surprised the sole like she's GonNa Disagree with Randy I thought it was brilliant. Jomar, a twenty one year old from Atlanta, who obviously didn't want us to know his last name, and that always made me think it must have been an awful name like Gemma. Humperdinck or Jamaa shuffled bottom. Can you believe my maternal grandmother was a shuffled bottom? Anyway back to Jamaa. He'd chosen George Michael's. Careless whisper. The irony was although it had whispered in the title. He Sang it very berry. Berry loudly. Randy thought the song didn't show off your personality. While pulled a thought, the key was too high. And Simon said you didn't sing the song you shouted it. Next up twenty year old Kelly Clarkson singing respect originally written and recorded by reading. It had now become an aretha Franklin anthem. Kelly was immaculate in her performance. She to in my opinion, sang it a little too loudly, but camera sense was outstanding. She knew every shot was an east hustle beautifully between the cameras. It was as if she'd studied art director. Bruce cows cameras script. Who knows maybe she did. Randy thought her performance was very very.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"To Myra gray to the first of the three seats. Simon was asked what he thought. He answered scully the Stop. The second envelope was opened and a little. Surprisingly it was Ryan. Star in second place. After, say Simon always felt she had stock quality, but disliked to frame from song, but it looked like the public agreed with Simon as Ryan took the second seat. The judges were asked who they thought would take the third seat. Randy said Chris I have to say I agreed Paul said atrial and Simon said a drill. This is where the public disagreed and surprisingly voted for Jim Ferrara's in third place. Simon was gobsmacked. You couldn't see it on. TV as the cameras were on the celebrations, but I saw Simon with his head down, just shaking it in disappointment and shock. Four days ago, he'd cut Jim from the competition now here. He was going through into the top ten. Ryan and Brian Assignments. Repeat what he said about Jim, which he Julie did I said if Jim wins this competition. I think, we failed. He followed up by saying. He respected America's vote, but totally disagreed with. I on the other hand were happy. We were on time with the show, a front runner to my regret I'd moved on and we had American disagreeing with Simon which was going to be fun. and Jim Varas had shocked everybody by making the top ten. The power of a back story. It's time now to welcome someone who managed to live through all of those auditions with me, my avuncular Ankle Randy Jackson. You'll let go as I live in. You Man in this new World Nigel well I can't do my television show, so you think you can dance. Because of the COVID nineteen pandemic, so I'm concentrating on doing my podcasts and interviewing wonderful people like you. So how are you doing and welcome to my idol memories? I'm good man I'm really good. I used to think of myself as you're really committed confirmed in standing lord of American idol. Lord Randall Darius Jackson. Must Remember to tell imagine the Queen to put you on her birthday. Honours list yes. Simon would be jealous. Though Jackson Phony. So I've got to ask you, what was your first reaction when you asked to be a judge on the show that you didn't know called American idol well? Listen, it was brought to me by dining fresco. Whom you and I both know we love. an agency a and he said listen. You think you ever want to do this show show like this. and. I said, I don't know you know. He's sent me some tape I looked at it. I was laughing. Because you guys had a show in the U. K pop idol on already yeah pop. Doing quite well. Clearly, it was doing brilliantly. Randy was doing brilliantly. Oh. Yeah, no, and I said listen. I. Don't know if I'd ever want to do something like this. You know music on. TV is a tough sell for me because I'm a label record label on producer I'm doing a and are. You know and I said Look I. Don't Know Man I. Don't know if this is really up my alley. And so we had a series of meetings I think you were there some of them. For a long time and low, and behold I wound up getting a gig on geico Michelle while.
"nigel" Discussed on Idol Memories with Nigel Lythgoe
"So? Fellow I'm Jalisco and I was the executive producer of popstars. My idol puff idol an American idol. And these are my idol memories. Today I'm going to be reminiscing about the first semi final, but I also have a couple of wonderful guests to discuss what they remember about that first season. Now someone who rarely gets mentioned outside of production circles is the floor manager. This is someone who controls everything that happens on the studio floor. They make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time. I happen to think we had the right floor manager. At the right place and at the right time. I think she is the best in the business for a live show, a supreme commander and someone who saved out production on many occasions. Debbie Williams welcome. Introduction Nigel that was fabulous. Well, it's the truth is absolutely true. You're a welcome to this podcast I would like to know because obviously you had never heard of. Pop Idol. Basically knew a lot about it I guess now, so we must have come together I at CBS studios for Berry I M semifinals. Yes, that's that's exactly correct. So, what did you think what the Hell's going on up? Presume well, you know like all of us who've been hired on the show on TV. You know, get Oscars Emmy's Graham as you know all the big, a work shows and including Bruce Scour, who are our director so? We heard of this. Here's how the show was sold to me on the phone. Well. It's GonNa. Be Kind of A. Kariuki they're gonNA. Sing, old songs. Very simple like that and I was like okay. What is this summer series? It's a summer series. You know so. I was like okay fine, so that was the basic concept Jim. Ed and when I got to CBS studios on a Prep Day your Pasadena show I think was on the air or I saw in the office and it was a it was the audition show. Where young man his name is Joel Sanchez. Got Up and kind of told Simon callow. And I was like. Oh my God, what is this show? This is amazing and I remember saying to someone This couldn't be something and they're like an add on no very controversial, the talking back and forth and everything, and we don't know if we like it, so I thought now this kind of intriguing, so there was that, and then we got on the floor to do the show, and we were in the Little Red Room now we were used to all of us were used to be exact. Pick shows and I'm like. What is this and even brisk ours? Our director at the time said not sure what this is well. What you didn't know was that we started the audition tour in small rooms without a piano, just singing Acappella, then to a stage in Pasadena where the piano, then to television studio, still with just a piano, and no audience for the semifinals, then to a much logic studio set with a big noisy audience and full orchestra, and finally to the Kodak Theater in Hollywood for the finale with thirty five hundred screaming fans. This was intended to show the journey to the public that these contestants were on an how the talent had to adapt and grow with each stage of the competition, and you didn't know that there. That you're you know we were just we came in and we were doing the show and I didn't know you very well. You were that Guy Smoking all the time. You were constantly smoking. As were all the Brits the British thing was new to us..
"nigel" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me
"Of tuna can. Sanyo says like if this van crash and fall into the water. This officers not GonNa Rescue Me Indian being his van. Bso HEAVIEST IS GONNA float to the bottom. Houdini couldn't get out of this.
"nigel" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me
"For closing my eyes in a shower. Because I'm worried. When I open them there's going to be ghoulish figure on the other side of the curtain but interesting. You're so vulnerable when you're in water one in the shower. Most people don't have any clothes on so you just like you couldn't fight anything off especially if you had soap in your eyes so best cases to keep your eyes open five. Fear of reading a newspaper without gloves on what I I don't like is the feeling of news print and that the ink comes off on your fingers when you're reading it and so I have to be able to wash my hands so if I'm in a place where I can't wash my hands to get that feeling off. Then I need to have gloves on. So for example on an airplane I never read a newspaper. Because there's a chance there could be turbulence or whatever and I can't go wash my hands or I'd have to ask the person next to me to get up and it's too much of a rigmarole so I can put on these gloves They're actually photographers. Use them for touching prince just these white cotton gloves so they have those on. It's fine because I don't care how dirty those get doesn't have with magazines or books. It's just newspaper six when my phone rings every time it rings of bodily reaction of nervousness like Oh sh what is going to you know who is that what they want. Do I have to pick it up? it's hard for me to talk to someone when I can't see them I find it. There's always awkward pauses. I don't like if I can't hear someone clearly and I have to ask them to repeat themselves So I just find it. I find it very tense. But I don't have that if it's my mom it's fine seven so I have an extremely close relationship with my parents I call my mom every day to check in with her and it's just a really nice ritual to have and when that's gone even though you know I'm fifty five. I'm not a kid I'll be in you know I'll be is an orphan. I will no longer have parents and That's I feel embarrassed. Admitting that age but I don't know what that will be like eight learning to live with the pain that comes from losing somebody. I know it's inevitable. And what does it mean that someone can be so important in your life and you can be fearful of losing them But then you'll you'll go on and what does that mean about the love and connection that were so important to you at one point nine fear of someone. I love being the victim of a violent crime. If fat happens will I still be able to do the work that I do in prisons and and what if that happening makes me so angry and I don't know how to to to deal with someone as they are now not as they were before or how they'll be in the future and so who would I be then ten putting my hand in a dark place like a hole in the wall or the floor? Name's.
"nigel" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me
"One when I was in junior high I read the book. Nineteen eighty-four and it freaked me out that one someone with things to use your own fears against you in to that they could read your mind so a smart person with keep their fears to themselves to living a fear based life. I'm not like a what's the word. Where did you call people? Who are? We like positive polly. Yes I've got things to worry about. I've got difficult things in my life but I just don't want to create a fake. You know terrible place to be when I don't have to be at this point in my life and if I lived to an old age and I ended up in the Nursing Home. I know I always think you know who's going to want to visit me. I probably spend a lot of time alone when I'm older and I wanted to have a mind that's full of of things. I can revisit if what I have to explore in revisit. My old age is fear. Oh what a shitty way to go out three. I remember in elementary school or on a field trip. And we're taking a hike and a kid like through a spider at me and it really scared me and I fell down this little rocky hill and it occurred to me at that time. That when you're afraid you don't control your body. I didn't fall down that hill. I didn't want to get hurt but I was so scared. I think sometimes people think it's funny to scare people.
"nigel" Discussed on The Bugle
"Nigel's news now now. This is a section. We've not having a Beagle before for once related either this week. The world record was broken for the largest gathering of people called Nigel in one place four four hundred thirty three Nigel's met in a pub in Worcestershire to celebrate Nigel Nest and also to stop the name dying out because party in two thousand sixteen. There were no new Nigel's born Roy but now there was a seven hundred sixty dollars brexit. Yeah I mean you probably could have snuck into Nigel. Maybe before about out may but there is a seven month vocal Nigel who was at the gathering so maybe the name is is GonNa come back. They said a man who changed his name from Niger. Nile came and we convinced him to pull himself together. Have you ever been to a gathering of people with that. Same Name is Eve I've done a couple of gigs only had one or two people and they might have been called and it's possible I'm part of a twitter message group with the novelist hurricanes ru and the PBS Anchor Hurry Screen of Austin. That's a great group. Yeah yeah good November all jealous his role jealous of Hari Sreenivasan because he has at hurry on twitter yeah. It's pretty bad. Why don't you try and get in blocked and then you can have it? Oh Man I say why don't you worry was that you were. GonNa say what if you got him killed and then there would be much more reasonable what you what you pitch marginally my husband is facebook friends with someone with the same first name and surname is him and it's fun to see them interact the only other Andy's Ultimo. No I've ever heard about was a an American Jewish swimmer who swam for America in the Maccabi Games in the early nineteen the united. Wow if you're listening to a rail in probably better swimming than you were. Yes I go. We don't need to swim. We just wait for the food pop. I thought they were the Helen's Oltmans but the other day I got an email that was illegal summits for another Helen Saltzman but spoke with the national. It's not that I'm just looking at the statistics on Nigel as a name in Britain back in nineteen sixty three five and a half thousand Nigel's pick Nigel bond that was very much peak Nigel Osborne sixty four okay Pete Nigel. Sonia Nigel Farraj was born in nineteen sixty four so this is what for us can do. He can utterly destroy something just Komo presents the five hundred on Joel's in nineteen sixty three. He's born in sixty four by nine hundred seventy s down two and a half thousand nine thousand nine hundred four hundred and now boasts three of them well. I mean that's amazing effect but that man can have on stuff since birth. I mean at this. This point is is the name ruined I mean because they're talking about the preservation of Nigel's but you know who's going to name their kid Nigel now. Since Nigel Garages there is just it's going to be a bunch of assholes and that means our kids are going to be assholes rebel but if they rebelled like they truly rebelled go by the middle name or something. I feel like they would try to eliminate the Nigel presence. I just feel like are we talking about. Quantity the quantity of Nigel's or the quality of numbers. That's not being addressed in this. Nigel Convention will be one of the most philosophical bugles we've ever had. It's also given the peak. Nigel happened in nineteen sixty three three. I think that was wasn't that the year was the year of the D. H. Lawrence Court case in which lady Chatterley's lover was allowed to be published suggesting that people weren't learned sexual spirits. The name Nigel flourished well no then once Britain became more sexually liberated. They still calling children Nigel. I'm jealous at this at this. noncanonical isn't it from ninety. Lawson also that that sounds like a Dhoti nine hundred seventy s film four thirty-three Nodules Large Ela oh I'll know and apparently the Nigel's to name badges that said Nigel and and then all the non Nigel's had to wear one saying on Nigel. Oh my God it's like Nineteen Thirties Germany all over again but less so druid news now and well. Nigel's might be on the way down Helen but druids very much on the comeback trail royal here in Britain juries are doing great undead apparently in the last decade jury numbers have risen from three thousand to over seven thousand according to the a British jury daughter and I wonder whether it's because now the British druid order is offering online courses in becoming a druid so it's just more convenient than it used to be. Our guests that that is the way isn't it. It's Druid well. No live near a common convenient. Yes synagogue. I haven't been twelve years of lived where I live. Maybe some kind of halfway house between the Jewish heritage and become a Jew would shoe aged aged involve some mistletoe and some vinegars volts not eating bacon on the solstice. I think and they they say a lot of it is young people because young people are interested in the environment and carrying for nature such. Maybe they also like clerks yep cloak. I think the cloak is under used Goldman these days. I'm a trouser fan but there's okay Clark and trousers and it's not anything we're all in fact very drafty is there a link between the rise of DRUID ISM and the Brexit vote is this is this I just saw a Briton getting back to our true British shells because this country is going fine too the Romans flounced over here with their fancy foreign ways and started clamping down on the community and they did make it legal clung until about thirteen hundred tax solstices they may have Latin grammar lessons instead of human sacrifices and they banned hinging as well now your grand on wizard of words Allen thanks this golden show-business can use hinge as a verb well he just did and we went to Salisbury Plain and we had an jd if he'd netted into print inconsistent enough use then eventually enter into the dictionary so metal which is now used in athletics coverage as verb yeah you know he meddled with an AL rather than the DD Deli yeah because meddling would prohibit winning a medal. I guess so how'd you view that linguistically well and the verb living nouns is a linguistic processes linguistic processes so deal with it what I don't like is adjectives being used as nouns advertising slogans which are like find your happy Roy Right. I feel like it's Banal in a way that's manipulating us into you something that I'm not quite sure what it is. Roy So now knowing you're happy with verbal. It's adequate part. I'm just saying you might as well accept it. It's not new clearly strange. Inexplicable cults have long been a part of British life and if you're thinking in my joining a cult of US economy witch cult would suit you best to help you decide. We're not gonNA have a quick multiple choice psychometric test to give you the guidance. You need to work out which of these two classic British Colts. You should join here is are. Are you a druid or a hard brexit or neither. We're going to be three questions and then analyze your results so question one. It is the twentieth of June. You can feel a solstice brewing in your bones. You know it's on the way so do you A. Put on a cloak strap. A goat skeletal head start in counting getting to the some unprepared to commune with fellow believers. Do you be called a radio phone-in and then balked down the line about how Ramona said some would never happen again. After twenty sixteen because the land it'll be engulfed in a permanent immutable darkness then scream something about Greta thambo being a puppet of the big wind lobby strap a goat's guilty or crotch and prepare to perform human sacrifice or do you see put the telephone to check the crooked school question to you've been left alone in an empty cell with nothing but a rim of paper and a pen do you A. settle down to compose an epic poem exploring the deepest recesses recesses of your own spirituality and the night symbiotic bonds between nature and the human soul the UB wrote a strongly worded letter to the Daily Telegraph occur. How the e you didn't ever let you use pens because they contravene health and safety regulations apparently then right Abana with one big lead from each heat to pay spelling out the slogans brexit means whatever I tell you brexit means. Sin George makes me Horny and justice for angry. Doris the chew up the remaining paper to make a paper effigy of an immigrant stabbed with depend repeatedly shouting. I cannot be held responsible for this then before Merton protests and complain and I suppose I'm going to have to clear this up mine or do you see right out your greatest cricket. Elevens made up of plays beginning with each letter of the alphabet uniting bugles and finally question three. You're released from the cell. Yeah then introduced a Nigel farage. What do you do a walk past him. Monitoring your real shame and go to spend some time with the tree. Do you be ejaculate or do you say lock yourself back in missile and start writing out your old time greatest cricket. Levin's made up applies with each number of letters and their surnames from four to ten and then another team with Plas- who sent him to eleven letters or more so not your answers down. If you answered mostly a then you are a druid if you answered mostly be you are a heartbreaker all quite possibly mocked Francois and if you want to mostly see you all meet final quick bit of Britain the news Boris Johnson alleged prime minister has presented a new solution to the island border issue which she's essentially pit to to be honest that would make way more sense than what has suggested which is to have to borders as for four years in places on the border essentially so I was like Mike out it. I mean we see continuing to to wrestle with the unfolding legal difficulties of of a snap Vegas votes in in two thousand sixteen presided over by Elvis Presley. We're still seeing how this pans out with Europe. The initial response has not been overwhelmingly whelming favorable we will report on this in next week's buell which as I said it's being recorded live in Glasgow on Mondays an Newcastle on Tuesday the eighth awesome next week. We'll be covering the world athletic championships Halima. Have you been watching that enthusiastically. Nobody like athletic yes because it's not teams. Joel's suffering own personal heartbreak. That is what I am also appreciate how pole vault you can tell instantly whether someone has succeeded or not. Yes that's Gosport Roy. That's it's two binary for me. I like the more shades of gray and my success and failure a quick question for both of you why was does. Doha in Qatar awarded the World Athletics Championships in the first place and you have to try to answer this question without using the phrase shitloads of dirty money ECON ooh on merit in heavy inverted commas in incorrect well that brings us to the end of this week's Bugle Helen delightful to have you back. Thanks Tom. Show touring America imminently next Wednesday. Yes delicious. Dogs events to find out whether show always in a place approximately you they go hurry any any shows. You'd like to alert listens to yes. I'M GONNA an big tour in the fall so the three review the WHO have said I'd love to see perform. Here's some days October tenth in North Hampton Mass at the academy music in the Comedy Connection.
"nigel" Discussed on Pros and Joes with Frank Kaminsky
"The arena you're familiar with the way that things work in charlotte like i have actually i have my place i've been in charlotte for three years but as far as like the team and how things are run i'm i'm assuming is just going to be completely different so there's gonna be a learning curve there's going to be some different things that i'm gonna have to adjust to as a player but like i've been saying it's going to be exciting and i'm ready for it we look forward to it i look forward to times ahead yes so today we welcome on our first black guests on our podcast nigel hayes hello everyone thank you for having me guys as a pleasure to be here it looks like it's a pleasure to be here judging by your body he's got his hood on he's got his his phone out it's like i basically feel like he thinks he's in class right now does he think he's better than us he must this is actually wasn't class yeah nigel is obviously a very opinionated player when it comes to the nc double a and how well it's run opinion if it's true i haven't said anything that wasn't true i guess we're not prove that so you're not wrong so obviously there was an article that came out very recently about how nigel stated that all the members of the wisconsin basketball team were trying to plan a boycott of a game so in the light of the way media portrays everything it makes it seem like it was pretty much a done deal so i guess we really wanna know because i wasn't there for that so i wanna know how far it actually got it started off we had a you remembered right the group me app yet.