Nigel Lythgoe Lashes out At Simon Cowell And 'X-Factor'

The American Idol/X-Factor rivalry has officially begun! Nigel Lythgoe was asked about what he thought of Simon Cowell’s new American import of his "talent competition" show, and Nigel fired back by saying that he didn’t consider X-Factor to be a talent competition show at all. Oh, snap!Said Nigel, "You have to choose contestants with talent — unless they have an incredible story to tell. I don't class The X Factor as a talent show. Look at [UK X-Factor contestants] Jedward and Wagner....


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