"Idol's" Jackson: We Need A Girl to Win

Randy Jackson CBS/The Early Show

"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson is one the top "dawgs" of the music industry, so when he makes a suggestion, contestants ought to listen.

For "Idol's" Season Nine, Jackson wants the female contestants to step up to the plate.

"The last two years boys have won back to back, so I am like, dude come on...we need a girl to win," Jackson told CBS News.

Photos: "American Idol" Season Eight
Kelly Clarkson
Carrie Underwood

The wildly popular show that draws in 30 million viewers has catapulted the music careers of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who Jackson calls the show's "giant success stories."

Chris Daughtry has done extremely well, Jackson pointed out, but not as well as the girls.

Although "a lot is being made about the judges," Jackson said it's all about the contestants who make the show different every season.

Photos: Ellen DeGeneres
Photos: Simon Cowell

"It's them taking the rocket ship, trying to get their fame started,
so they can jump into the grand circle with whomever they love," he said.

Click, below to watch Jackson's interview.


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