Randy Jackson prediction shocker! Nah, I’m just playing. Wind Randy up, and he’ll begin spouting the usual predictable pre-Idol spin. Randy tells People magazine:
Male contestants have dominated American Idol for the past two seasons, but judge Randy Jackson, 53, predicts the upcoming year to be all about the ladies.
‘I think I have to give the edge going in to the girls, ‘ Jackson told PEOPLE at the Yahoo! Yodel Studio, one-day music event and yodeling extravaganza on Tuesday in New York City. ‘We haven’t had a girl winner in a long time and some interesting talented girls showed up [to audition.]’
Jackson promises AI season 9, which is set to debut in January 2010 to be ‘a very interesting, different season.
Some interesting, talented girls have shown up? You don’t say! That the producers will be gunning for a girl to win American Idol this year is a no-brainer.
It’ll be interesting to see how the producers will manage to keep the boys at bay.
Somehow, while female Idols like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordan Sparks sell records (singles in Jordin’s case), they don’t produce the wildly invested Idol fanbases necessary to spawn post Idol buzz and move summer concert tickets…