Randy Jackson Says American Idol Was First, X Factor Is a Copy

There's no denying that American Idol is the OG of reality singing competitions, but is it fair to say the FOX hit invented the competition show? According to judge Randy Jackson, Idol not only paved the way for programs like The X-Factor and The Voice, but it also created a serious copycat effect. "Simon [Cowell] and Paula [Abdul] are dear friends of ours. They started this whole Idol tradition with us," Randy told The Wrap of his former Idol colleagues who recently jumped ship to The X-Factor."I...


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