Randy Jackson visited ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last evening to promote the upcoming season of ‘American Idol’. During the interview with the comedic host Jackson was asked to rate the singing ability of his fellow judge Jennifer Lopez on a scale of 1 to 10 and compare it to her Pop counterpart Lady GaGa.
So how did Lopez score on Jackson’s scale? Look below for the answer:
Clearly Jackson was simply being polite by giving Lopez a 7/10. That notion was painfully obvious when he was asked to rate GaGa who easily got a higher ranking on his scale.
One useful point that Jackson did highlight, however, was the importance of today’s younger crop of singers to be a “package”. Artists are no long required to scale the octaves and pack every song with vocal acrobatics. Instead, they simply need to have a marketable look, catchy hooks, radio-friendly beats and the right amount of auto-tune.
In other words, the music industry has been reformatted to appease mediocrity, giving acts with limited talent the ability to thrive. No wonder Rihanna managed to get 9 #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. O na na what a shame.