In case you forgot about “American Idol” and the amount of stars the show has produced, hit making producer and judge Randy Jackson has pulled out his receipts (dating back to the first season, at that).
In the latest ad for “American Idol,” Jackson references everyone from Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood and recent winner Phillip Phillips before calling the show the “gold standard of singing shows.”
“We have a country superstar in Carrie Underwood. We’ve had an Oscar winner in Jennifer Hudson, I mean, you’ve got Daughtry. Look what Phillip Phillips has done this year with the song “Home,” Jackson says in video below.
While it might seem a little boisterous, Jackson is right. Can “The Voice” or “X Factor” match stats like that ? NO.
Watch Randy Jackson break it down in video below. “American Idol” premieres Wednesday, Jan. 16 on FOX.