The crew of the hit reality show American Idol appeared to
be taking a dig at other popular shows like The Voice and
X Factor during Fox"s presentation at the Television
Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California on Sunday.
They said that their show was the original singing competition that
Talking about the Idol alum Kelly Clarkson, who headed to
The Voice to act as a guest adviser, Mike Darnell, the
president of alternative entertainment said, "It's a compliment to
Idol. Other shows want to use our stars for their shows. We're not
hiring a lot of people from The Voice to be on our
Executive producer Ken Warwick said, "This is the show that
produces the stars." And he added an extra oomph to his statement
by calling British X Factor winner Leona Lewis a
"one-and-a-half-hit wonder." Meanwhile, Judge Randy Jackson said,
"It's like second-chance theater over there (The Voice)."