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Randy Jackson Says More Rock Guys On American Idol 6

January 09, 2007 02:28 AM by Joe Reality

Randy_jackson_americanidol6Randy Jackson decked out in yellow and lime green?  Simon Cowell with his hair died red?  These were just two of the secrets about American Idol 6 that Randy Jackson revealed in a recent conference call with media.  Of course, Jackson was just having a little fun with the media and wasn’t serious (we think).  yellow and lime green joke was said to be in honor of Gnarls Barkley.   

On the more serious side, Randy Jackson did reveal some real info about American Idol 6, while being careful to sidestep some questions.  Randy Jackson avoided naming any favorites to win the competition and compared the upcoming season to season one.  Randy Jackson said, “I think it’s going to be somebody that really grows during the competition.” 

Randy Jackson also sidestepped answering if Mariah Carey would appear on American Idol 6 and if there would be group performances as part of the competition outside of just Hollywood week.  However, Jackson didn’t hesitate when it came to naming Kelly Clarkson and Fantasia as his two favorite Idols.  Jackson credited Fantasia’s Summertime as being the best Idol performance that he could remember and credited Clarkson’s Breakaway as being the best song recorded by any Idol on any record.  Jackson also had high praise for Jennifer Hudson (who was his wild card pick), Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, and Paris Bennett.

When asked how he fit into American Idol as a judge, Randy Jackson described himself as “the voice of reason.”  Jackson also revealed that the judges spent two days in each audition city and saw about 200 singers a day.  In describing what type of people turned out for the auditions, Jackson said there were “more rock guys” and “more Taylor Hicks kind of guys.”

Even though a Southerner has won every season of American Idol to date, Randy Jackson wasn’t willing to say if it was going to be another Southerner again or not this year.  When asked about Birmingham’s chances (a city known for producing American Idol finalists), Jackson said that he had a feeling that the winner was going to be from somewhere else this year.  Jackson also added that it “might be someone who auditioned in Birmingham but not from Birmingham.” 

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12 Responses to “Randy Jackson Says More Rock Guys On American Idol 6”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for the HEADS UP …. WON’T be watchin’ then.

  2. Donna Lane Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 9:58 am

    More rock guys? I was not aware we had ANY up until this point. Surely no one in their right mind would consider that no-talent loser Bo Lice to be rock? Did anyone hear that flop record of his? Sales were awful- a disaster- a fitting commentary on his lack of talent. That he stood next to superstar Carrie Underwood in the finals was a joke!!! He should apologize to her for being there. She is 4 times platinum and he could not do it once because his album was a FLOP!! Go back to jail Bo Lice where no-talent white trash like you belong!

    Daughtry is not a rocker, he is a COPY-CAT! He copied “Live” and every singer, they should sue, he has no talent of his own except stealing from other people’s singing styles. And he is disgusting! Didn’t everyone see how he picked his nose at Graceland last year! PATHETIC in the HOUSE OF THE KING.

    AI must be depressed seeing more “Taylor Hicks” types- his album has been a HUGE AND UTTER FLOP!!! It’s a BOMB!!! He will be the lowest selling winner EVER! To think he followed after the greatest star in the world, Carrie Underwood, makes my whole body shudder. Thank God America has finally woke up and realized what a loser he is! His SALES prove it!!!

  3. guest Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Donna Lane is a miserable person.

  4. Anonymous Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Still bitter Donna? Must have a secret crush on the man or he wouldn’t be so under your skin still…..how sad.

  5. ElliottFan Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Donna Lane, the only person who is clearly white trash.

  6. Debbie Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Randy surely isn’t the only one with high praise for Elliott Yamin, and I KNOW his album, is going to be just amazing;) Winning isn’t everything:)


  7. Jaded Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Rock and American Idol is an oxymoron.

  8. Cindy Wright Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    UMMMM Going Gold in two weeks does not make a flop. Taylor Hicks is a very talented man. Donna obviously doesnt know much

  9. Taratova Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Randy Jackson always was in Elliott Yamin’s corner and knew E’s amazing talent. I am waiting for that CD in February to drop and it will be a happening for us Elliott fans. We can’t hardly wait!!

  10. GentleMagic Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    I hear Elliott Yamin has a single coming out in a few weeks to be up on I-tunes. I will buy anything Elliott sings. He is truly my American Idol!

  11. anne Says:
    January 11th, 2007 at 11:34 am

    Donna does not seem to know much about what is going on or the music business. Taylor went gold in 2 weeks. Yes, he is down to # 46 on Billboard 200 chart but actually that is pretty impressive considering there is no single out yet. That is how you gain new fans. Most people don’t follow idol after it is over and don’t even realize he has an album out yet.

    The way she is putting everyone down, I would say she does not even like American idol!

  12. senator gramm Says:
    January 11th, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    The next American Idol will be from the MIDWEST this year, and Randy said it will be someone from the Birmingham auditions, but NOT from Birmingham,something tells me the South’s days are numbered-you can pretty much thank Blue stater Katharine McPhee of California for that in season 5, 2006.


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