Mission accomplished: We are now officially members of Randy Jackson’s Dawg Pound.
The “American Idol” judge sat down with TheWrap this week, sharing his views on the show’s voting problem, Casey Abrams and life without Simon Cowell. He even offered a coy prediction about this season’s eventual winner.
Let’s just say he doesn’t think it will be a female contestant.
"It's definitely going to be a boy," he said. "And I think it might be a young boy."
Jackson, wearing smooth-looking shades and a leather jacket, didn’t shy away from the show’s supposed female problem, tackling it head on during our 30-minute meeting. His view: The poor track record of women on the show lately boils down to gender voting tendencies.
He believes that girls vote for boys, and that girls tend to vote more readily than guys, who may get ribbing from their pals that doing so on “Idol” is cheesy.
“Yeah, it was mad early in the season to do it, but in my estimation we had no choice,” he said. “I mean, this guy is so uber talented. We’ve never had someone with this kind of talent on the competition.”
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