At first, we were very skeptical at the thought of Randy “The Dawg” Jackson really doing anything to get himself too involved with “American Idol” this season. This was a guy who offered up the same criticism time and time again on the show, and appeared either to be preoccupied or asleep at times.
However, we are starting to become more and more intrigued at the sort of stuff that we see him working on for the little workshop that the show’s producers are putting together right now. Chris Daughtry confirmed via the Instagram picture to the left here that he and another notable alum in Adam Lambert are among the artists who are sitting down with some of the contestants and really ensuring that they have all of the information that they need to rock out on the stage and prepare for a career long after the show.
While these two may or may not be the only former contestants to stop by, they a perfect compliment to the show. Each one of them did a great job on the show of making sure the audience knew who they were, and they didn’t compromise that at any point. Also, neither one of them had the backing that comes with winning a season, and they really had to put their noses to the grindstone and really prove to everyone that they didn’t need a title to be enormously successful. Now, they are two of the most-successful men to ever come out of the show, with millions in record sales between them.
Even though those rumors about there being an all-alumni judging panel this year turned out not to be true, it is still nice to see that each one of these guys has a place and a purpose for the show this year. Hopefully, the contestants really listen to what they say, and realize that being on this show alone is no excuse to get a big head and automatically expect everything in the world to fall into your lap.
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Photo: Instagram / Chris Daughtry