The original American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show yesterday (September 18th) and Simon revealed that he'd love to work with Randy and Paula again. While they were reminiscing on working together, Simon said, “If I had on wish it’d be to make another show with us again. That would be my number one wish.” Randy:, “Let’s go, man.” . . . Simon: “I'll tell you why . . even though everybody remembers al the craziness, what worked about that series was is that Randy, like myself, is an A&R guy, but also a record producer. Paula actually was a brilliant spotter of talent. I was an A&R (artists and repertoire) guy, which is one of the reasons why I think we had this additional chemistry. Our legacy, genuinely, are the artists who we discovered over the seven-year period. That’s what I’m most proud of.”
He also gave props to Kelly, saying, “The fact that you’re one of the most successful singers in the world. I have to say something about you, Kelly. Unlike the majority, you are the same person off-camera as you are on camera. You’ve always respected people and you’ve been very loyal and you’re a great friend. I’m absolutely thrilled for you, genuinely. You’ve worked hard.”
The Kelly Clarkson Show airs weekdays in syndication.