"American Idol" producers unconcerned about competition


photoLOS ANGELES (Reuters)- “American Idol” producers and judges said on Sunday they were unconcerned about competition from new reality singing shows “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” as they prepared to go into their 11th season, while host Ryan Seacrest’s future with the show was left unanswered. “Idol” executive producer Ken Warwick called the show the “gold standard” in the latest crop of reality singing talent shows on television and that it was still the path to stardom for singers. …

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