Randy Jackson called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to talk about the two night season premiere of “American Idol” that kicks off tonight at 8/7c on FOX.
On American Idol:
“This has always been a fun, dysfunctional, crazy, wild, lovable show,” he says. “We’re all kind of wild, crazy people.”
On Keith Urban:
“I’ve known Keith quite awhile, maybe 7 or 8 years,” Randy tells us. “Cool dude, man. We love him. Very talented. So smart. Kind of sexy…Admit it, you look at those t-shirts and go mmmm, damn.”
On Using The Word Pitchy:
Randy has used this word so much throughout the seasons, that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has said he doesn’t want to hear it anymore. But what does the term mean? “I kind of coined the phrase…the term is really just to let people know that it’s basically out of tune because it’s between flat and sharp, which is the two polar sides that tell you if the note is squarely on the note. So, it’s an easier way of saying it was out of tune,” Randy explains. So, how does he feel about Nigel’s request? “There’s a couple of letters I could put in there.”