Annie Barrett
May 01, 2009 AT 10:24 PM EDT

Oh, how I’ve missed the way Nigel Lythgoe says “Ameriker”! The ex-American Idol producer shared his thoughts on Idol season 8 with Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw in a special edition of Must List Live! Press play below for Lythgoe’s take on Simon’s rumored departure, new judge Kara DioGuardi, and the remaining contestants. NOTE: His So You Think You Can Dance co-judge Mary Murphy does not caterwaul during the clip, so feel free to keep your computer at a volume level typical for human consumption!

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