David Cook and Kris Allen might be the past two "American Idol" winners, but judge Randy Jackson believes that this time around, a lady will win the show. And, if you need evidence, just look at past winners Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Jordin Sparks, who all bested boys to take the "Idol" crown.
"I think a girl's gonna take it," he told MTV News when he stopped by to promote the Paper Tongues, a new band he's managing. "I think the talent's bigger this season with the girls. I think they came in better, more prepared and they probably were at home saying, 'God, every season a boy wins. What happened to the girls?' [Last season] Alison Iraheta was a great singer. She's got a great voice. She's got a big career ahead of her."
Despite the fact that the boys have been coming out on top the past two seasons, Jackson said the ladies' post-"Idol" career choices have been a bit more solid. "Could it be that the girls are making better choices than the boys, or could it be the girls know who they are and have listened to us and [then] gone off the show and made better choices?" he asked. "Life is about choices."
Jackson took last year's finalists, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, to task for their unfocused albums: "There's been some great boys. I don't think the boys have all made great records, though."
Get your "Idol" fix on MTV News' "American Idol" page, where you'll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.