Randy Jackson Calls The Voice "Gimmicky"

Randy Jackson Calls The Voice "Gimmicky"

Randy Jackson slams "The Voice" after Adam Levine disses "Idol."

Published May 9, 2011

Though the show may be a newly christened hit after netting more than 12 million viewers last week, not everyone is into NBC’s new singing competition The Voice.  Among the detractors include American Idol judge Randy Jackson.


In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson said, "It's a great thing when talent can be simple, honest and revered, as opposed to spinning around with gimmicky chairs."  The original Idol judge added, "Maybe Simon Cowell should have people opening doors. Like, 'Knock, knock, who's singing? I can't see you!'"


Those words might be fueled by The Voice coach Adam Levine taking a jab at Jackson’s show, telling Voice rejects that they could “win American Idol.” 


These two aren’t the only jobs throwing out subtle disses to a competing show. While introducing the judges for his new show, The X-Factor, Antonio L.A. Reid quickly qipped, "To be clear, I'm not the Randy [Jackson] of the panel. Don't say 'dog.'"

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Written by Michael Arceneaux


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