Randy Jackson in New 'American Idol' Promo: 'We Are the Picasso' (Video)
The veteran judge takes a jab at rival singing competition shows in a new spot for season 12.
The latest American Idol season 12 promo featuring Randy Jackson continues to hammer the theme that the Fox competition is the “gold standard … of singing shows” having produced more artists who have sold “millions sellers of records.”
To solidify its point, a checklist of successful Idol alums -- Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Clay Aiken, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, David Cook, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Scotty McCreery (curiously, no Adam Lambert??) -- is flashed across the screen.
“We have a country superstar in Carrie Underwood. We’ve had an Oscar winner in Jennifer Hudson, I mean, you’ve got Daughtry,” Jackson said. “Look what Phillip Phillips has done this year with the song 'Home.’”
Jackson drives the point home with his final thoughts as Phillips’ sales records of 2 million are illustrated across his image.
“The show has truly permeated the whole world of entertainment,” he said. “We are the original. We are the Picasso. You can try and copy, but you can never duplicate.”
Idol returns Jan. 16.
Watch the clip below: