American Idol Judges Forbidden To Mention The Voice On The Show?!

With a ratings war in full swing, the competition between American Idol and The Voice is getting so cut throat that reportedly American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has banned the show’s judges from uttering the words ‘The Voice’ under any circumstances!

According to, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are under strict instructions not to use the word ‘voice’, even if they want to comment on a hopeful’s singing ability!

It certainly seems like Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe is feeling the competition and is determined for viewers to say focused on American Idol and not its rival, which is fronted by Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Currently The Voice US is averaging 19.4 million viewers, while its predecessor is lagging behind, averaging 18 million viewers, who watched Idol hopeful Jeremy Rosado leave the competition last night.

We’ve yet to see whether the Idol judges will follow Nigel’s strict command, however we can’t help but feel that Nigel is taking things a bit too far!

What do you think?