"American Idol" has a new executive producer, after letting go of Nigel Lythgoe: Per Blankens, most recently the executive producer on the Swedish version of "Idol," has been tapped to head the American version.
"The 'Idol' franchise is a worldwide phenomenon and I'm honored to be a part of the most popular of the franchises, 'American Idol,'" Blankens said. "I can't wait to get started as auditions for the new season are just a few weeks away."
'American Idol' Taps Swedish 'Idol' Producer as New Executive Producer - Yahoo! OMG South Africa
Hoping that the new producer does well