Randy Jackson Predicts: Danny vs. Adam in American Idol Final

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When it comes to predicting the American Idol final pairing, Randy Jackson is going out on a limb shorter than Ryan Seacrest.

During an appearance at Amtrak’s National Train Day in Washington D.C. (seriously, it's a real thing!), the judge predicted next week's finale to come down to Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert.

“Adam Lambert is definitely the lead winner if we had to choose today. He’s got the vocal chops, he’s a good-looking guy like myself, and he’s got that star potential,” Jackson said. “I think it’s going to come down to him and Danny [Gokey] in the finale.”

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As for rumors that fellow panelist Kara DioGuardi might not return to the judges’ table next season, Randy said:

“I think everybody will be back. I think you will see the returning cast.”

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I love Adam Lambert--I freely admit it! I can hardly wait until he sings on Idol and will be despondent after he wins and we have to wait MONTHS before an album. I have no idea what kind of genre CD he will end up making as he can sing ANYTHING. I will be in line to purchase whatever he produces, however. GO ADAM!

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Adam is AMAZING! I work for the VA and I am so proud that while Adam was home he went and performed for our troops and their families at Miramar. He went back and visited the children at the performing arts school where he performed as a child and visited at his high school with the drama and band students. These things speak to his character and have impressed me all season. I am voting for Adam as the next American Idol!

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]