Randy Jackson: We Want to Find the Next Lady Gaga — Or Bieber! Exclusive!

Wed, January 19, 2011 4:24pm EDT by 1 Comment

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The newly revamped 10th season of ‘American Idol’ premieres tonight and Randy promises you won’t be disappointed!

Randy Jackson is determined to find a star! The only original remaining American Idol judge spoke with HollywoodLife.com Jan. 14, at MTV’s The Seven, and revealed that new judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and himself are determined to find an “unbelievable talent” this season!

“This year we dropped the age requirement one year to 15,” Randy says. “You’ll be shocked when you watch the show and see how much talent we found in the pool of kids. We aren’t looking for a teen specifically, but the holy grail is unbelievable talent, unique and a star. Those are the three prerequisites for everything about music that is relevant.”

Over the past few years, the hit show has been criticized for focusing too much on the judges’ antics and less on finding the next Justin Bieber, but Randy says they are looking for the next popstar.

“Maybe it’s like a diva, maybe it’s more like Lady Gaga,” Randy tells HollywoodLife.com. “Maybe it’s Muse, Bono, or Brandon Flowers of The Killers, whatever dynamic star is out there … that’s who we are looking for.”

But in case you were worried the show would tank without the likes of former judges Paula Abdul, Kara Dioguardi or Ellen DeGeneres, have no fear.

“We’ve all been hanging out and there’s an awesome vibe,” Randy says. “I have admired both J.Lo and Steven for a long time and when you see the show it seems like we’ve been doing it together forever. I was wondering myself [if we’d all get along] and I was pleasantly surprised within the first five minutes of meeting.”

Randy made sure to leave our HollywoodLifers and all American Idol lovers with one important message:

“Paula, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and I started this and we never knew if the show was even going to happen, so to be talking about season 10 we are truly blessed and honored. You gotta enjoy the ride.”

— Chloe Melas