'American Idol' Producer Promises Biggest Surprise Yet

During a recent phone interview, “American Idol” head honcho Nigel Lythgoe came face to face with the rumors that Michael Jackson will appear on the hit FOX reality show.

“It’s not true,” Lythgoe said. “Just not true… we won’t be seeing him.”

But “Idol” fans won’t be disappointed, as Nigel promised the best has yet to come.

“Please look toward a major news announcement in the next couple weeks,” he teased, adding, “It's the biggest thing that's happened to ‘Idol’ in five years!”

So what’s the surprise? Tune into “Idol” every week on FOX to find out!