American Idol Quotes
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I can’t believe it’s been 10 years of the greatest show in the world. I am looking forward to this next season; we are going to knock it out of the park. Season 10 is going to be hot!
— Randy Jackson is looking forward to the 10th season of American Idol / September 23, 2010
I was calming the FOX people down. I was like, ‘Listen, it’ll be gone tomorrow. Once they hear who we are and what we’re doing, it’s going to be fine. Don’t worry about it.’ I was just looking forward to getting started.
— Jennifer Lopez denied rumors that she was very demanding during talks to become new judge at American Idol / September 23, 2010
After as many years as I’ve been in this business, I’m used to that kind of stuff. I’m used to speculation.
— Jennifer Lopez in an American Idol press conference in Inglewood, Calif / September 23, 2010
It's debatable because I have the passion and the heart, andI'm going to love them to death. So I can say, 'you're going to Hollywood,' but also you gotta tell them 'don't hate me for what I say, don't get mad, get better.'" I will send them home with a broken heart, I'm going to be honest and truthful and open as best I can...and tongue and cheek.
— Steven Tyler on who has the 'heart' on the American Idol panel / September 22, 2010
What's cool though is you guy will definitely be nuturing and you're coming from a real place because you could say 'hey listen, when I was at this stage and I was trying to get it together, here's what I did.' And the proof is positive because you're where you are now, and you're huge successes, both of you, so the kids have to really listen this time. Because I felt sometimes the past couple seasons we'd say stuff and they'd look at us like deer in the headlights.
— Randy Jackson on contestants looking up to Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on American Idol / September 22, 2010
Richter scales are going off here in LA.! After last night having dinner and today on the stage, the excitement and energy is tangible. I can feel it between the three of us...and if that's any indication of what's up and coming, look out.
— Steven Tyler on the excitement of the new judges panel / September 22, 2010
It was an energy that just didn’t feel right to me. I just couldn’t do it… I couldn’t hurt their feelings. I couldn’t be completely honest, which is what that show is supposed to be.
— Ellen DeGeneres hated hurting feelings of participants while judging on American Idol / September 14, 2010
I keep saying his mom, Julie, should be a judge because Simon came from her,
— Paula Abdul feels Simon Cowell's mom should replace him as judge in American Idol / July 09, 2010
At first I remember Simon Cowell was saying to me during my audition, ‘Well you’re very theatrical’, and he always said that as a negative statement but I thought to myself that’s a good thing. Yeah, I’m theatrical and I’m proud of it, I think that there is a lot of room for that in pop music.
— Adam Lambert on auditioning at American Idol / May 09, 2010
I was actually worried about [my sexuality] when I auditioned,
— Adam Lambert was worried if his sexuality would stop him from appearing on the American Idol show / May 09, 2010