Season 10 of “American Idol” continues to surprise.
First, the introduction of new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez worked. Then the ratings held, and even trended upward. Then the talent proved watchable. And now…as if it couldn’t get any better…it just did.
On Sunday afternoon, “Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe spoke with xfinityTV.com at the “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions in Los Angeles and revealed some good news – new that “Idol” fans have hoped to hear all season.
When asked if we’d see Aerosmith and J-Lo perform on the finale, Lythgoe offered an even better, more surprising response. “It will probably be before that, actually,” he said.
Urged to spill any more details, he joked, “Actually, no, I told you that. It’s before then.”
Earlier in the week, xfinityTV.com’s “Idol” columnist Roy Trakin addressed whether Aerosmith would perform this season, as it was the question everyone was asking, but extremely iffy since Tyler and the band’s guitarist Joe Perry weren’t on speaking terms.
Trakin reported “a harried label A&R exec recently traveling between different floors in the same Hollywood hotel to mediate between band principals Tyler and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry” and added “the two have entered a détente, agreeing to start recording a new album sometime this summer, and carve out some touring time before Tyler starts season 2 of the show.”
Then Tyler took to Twittering even more news – that the two frenemies had “JUST SMOKED THE PEACE PIPE … AND ARE ON OUR WAY TO ROCK’IN YOUR FKIN WORLDS THIS SUMMER BY LOCKING OUR SELVES AWAY SOMEWHERE W/ GUITARS & DRUMS”
As for Aerosmith turning up on Idol, fans can hope that Lythgoe’s revelation comes true.