Season 10 Team Press Conference

AMERICAN IDOL TEAM PRESS CONFERENCE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

PARTICIPANTS:

RYAN SEACREST, Host

RANDY JACKSON, Judge

STEVEN TYLER, Judge

JENNIFER LOPEZ, Judge

JIMMY IOVINE, In-House Mentor

NIGEL LYTHGOE, Executive Producer

KEN WARWICK, Executive Producer

MIKE DARNELL, President of Alternative Entertainment, FOX

JASON CLARK: On behalf of everyone at FOX, 19, FremantleMedia and everybody at AMERICAN IDOL, thank you for joining us today. We know how long many of you have been waiting for this opportunity, so let’s go ahead and get started. Please welcome AMERICAN IDOL’s host, Ryan Seacrest.

Our new judges, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.

Returning judge Randy Jackson.

Our new inseason mentor and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M — and as Nigel likes to call him, the music czar — Jimmy Iovine.

Executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick.

And President of Alternative Entertainment at FOX, Mike Darnell.

JASON CLARK: We’ll open it up for questions. If you have a question, please raise your hand. We’re going to get everybody mic’d up.

QUESTION: Obviously, the first question is who will be the heir to Simon as the toughest judge? Who will be the new villain?</… read more

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