Randy Jackson shares a few of his thoughts on the upcoming Season of American Idol with Billboard Magazine:
“Hopefully we can find a girl who can take the crown from the boys who won the last two years, ” Jackson tells Billboard.com, referring to 2009 champ Kris Allen and 2008 winner David Cook. “I’d love to see a girl come up.”
Jackson was also surprised by what he heard in front of the judges table during the audition process. “I think generally what happens is whoever wins that season, you get more and more of that. But this season’s a little different. I would’ve thought you’d have a trillion Adam Lamberts show up, or a trillion Kris Allens. But that’s not what happened. It was very interesting. This is a whole different bunch.”
A girl WILL win idol this year. At least that’s what TPTB will be gunning for–there hasn’t been a girl winner since Season 6’s Jordin Sparks. If Randy didn’t see copycat contestants, it’s because the producers didn’t let them through to the judges. Yo.
As for Simon Cowell leaving Idol, Randy pleads the fifth, “I won’t believe it ’til I see it. I haven’t spoken to him about it. You just never really know; there are a lot of alleged things going on, but who knows, right? We’ll see what happens.”
Now I wonder what’s going to happen to Randy’s poor “assistant” who asked for Grammy voting advice on twitter? Which is worse: Randy asking voting advice from the twitterverse, or allowing his assistant to fill out his Grammy ballot? Hmmmm…..