Randy Jackson talks American Idol with MTV’s Jim Cantiello in this 7-part interview, after the jump.
In parts 3 and 4 of the interview, Randy argues that the female contestants have made better records than the guys. And the reason the likes of Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson pwn the guys? The girls know who they are, and have made better choices.
Also, Randy is all for keeping song selection in the competition focused on the mouldy oldies. He thinks contemporary material isn’t challenging enough for the contestants, and like many baby boomers (erm, not me) he believes the old stuff is better.
And he repeats and repeats: A girl is gonna win American Idol Season 9
Video after the JUMP…
Randy talks about the band he’s managing, Paper Tongues.
Randy talks about the Season 9 changes
A Girl is going to win this Season 9. And, the female Idol grads have made better choices than the boys
Randy says the female Idol grads have made better records than their male counterparts. Carrie knows who she is, that’s why she’s successful. “We can’t be 5 people, ” says Randy
Randy thinks the old songs are better. Contemporary material isn’t challenging enough for the contestants.
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Randy loves “Pants on the Ground”