But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Finally! An explanation we believe!
Cameras caught up to Nigel Lythgoe recently, however, and he shared a compelling argument, perhaps proving once and for all that there were no fabricated arguments or editing tricks, just genuine bad blood!
"I have no idea why I would be [staging a feud for ratings] five months before the show went out."
An incredibly valid point! Why use your ace in the hole this early, when the stakes aren't high?
Assuming there are no more incidents between the two ladies, this recent flaring up of tempers between Her Minajesty and Mizz Mariah will all but be forgotten by the time the AI premieres!
It might not help ratings one bit!
"I would only do ANYTHING for ratings a month before the show went out. They've got my timing wrong."
Now that we believe, LOLz!!
We will keep an eye out for more dramz as showtime approaches!
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