April 20, 2007 07:45 AM by Joe Blackmon
Before this season of American Idol even started airing, rumors were
circulating in the media that Paul McCartney would be a guest star on
American Idol 6. However, American Idol producer Ken Warwick
eventually denied that Paul McCartney would appear on the show.
In a recent conference call with media, Warwick elaborated on exactly why Paul McCartney will not appear on American Idol. Warwick explained “I’d love to have Paul McCartney as a mentor, yes, absolutely. The problem is I think he early on, I think in the English show, and I don’t know whether this is true or not. This is what I’ve heard, he kind of took exception to Simon’s acid comments about the contestants. You know he’s a nice guy and he didn’t like Simon saying ‘You’re horrible. You’re the worst I’ve ever heard. You shouldn’t be singing,’ or whatever he says. And so the chances of Paul coming on the show were pretty slim.”
Last season, American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe denied that Prince would be appearing on the show because he did not want to talk to the kids and did not have the time. Of course, Prince did appear on the American Idol 5 finale, but he didn’t have to mentor the kids. Perhaps, American Idol producers should ask Paul McCartney if he will appear if Simon Cowell promises not to be mean for the entire night.