In this episode of Idol Memories Nigel Lythgoe starts by recalling his and Paula Abdul’s most embarrassing moments in their lives (and we are definitely feeling some secondhand embarrassment)! Nigel then continues reminiscing about Season One, focusing on the third semi-final round, where Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson got into a huge argument, and he has all the behind the scenes information that never made it to air. Then the one and only Randy Jackson makes another appearance on the show to give his side of the story.
On this episode of Idol Memories, Nigel Lythgoe covers:
- One of the most embarrassing moments of Nigel’s life
- One of the most embarrassing moments of Paula’s life (hint: it involves some famous Jacksons)
- The third round of Season 1’s semi-finals
- Delano Cagnolotti’s disqualification from the competition for lying about his age
- EJay Day’s return to the competition as Delano’s replacement
- Simon and Randy’s big on-air fight (and what wasn’t aired)