American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is looking on the bright side of things.
Despite the fact that ratings have dropped, Lythgoe has only positive things to say about the show's new season:
"I am thrilled and delighted at the reaction to the new panel."
In another act of optimism, Lythgoe pointed out that Idol's numbers were "45% higher than last year's finale performance night and 18% higher than the season 9 finale results show."
And in yet ANOTHER act optimism for his show, he had the following to say:
"Wait until the talent begins to surface. There will be more than one star this year."
We're liking this upbeat, positive attitude, Nigel! This is exactly the kind of thinking you'll need to maintain if you want to compete with X Factor when it hits the U.S.!
Do U think the Idol executive producer has reason to be happy? Or is he kidding himself?
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