American Idol judge Randy Jackson will be back on Tuesday for Season 9. AP photo

American Idol judge Randy Jackson will be back on Tuesday for Season 9. AP photo

Randy Jackson was part of a conference call Jan. 8th (Friday) a.m. to promote next Tuesday’s opening of Season 9 of American Idol and he fielded a variety of questions, including one general one regarding Adam Lambert.

Idol Chatter was going to ask him to expand on his thoughts regarding Lambert, but due to Jackson starting the session late and the number of participants we didn’t get to ask.

Here’s what we were going to ask him and will, if possible, at a future date:

– What did you think of Lambert’s performance on the AMAs?

– Do you think it will help or hurt his career?

– And if you were advising him what would you tell him as he goes forward?

To the general question on Lambert, here was Mr. Jackson’s response:

“Lambert is a giant personality. He is unbelievably talented and the AMA thing is something he wanted to do and try.

“An artist is really left up to their own ideas of how they want to do things and however and I think he’s a big personality. He is far bigger than Kris (Allen). Kris, obviously, won for a reason.

“Allison (Iraheta) has her own record out. And (Danny) Gokey in some fashion you’ll hear from him. We had a lot of talented singers last year.”
Now, what exactly was Mr. Jackson saying about Lambert?

Reading between the lines it doesn’t sound like he thought that highly of Lambert on the AMAs.

Mr. Jackson has been in the music industry for two decades and Idol Chatter happens to think his opinion is worthy. We’ll make every effort to get his thoughts for you.