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"There's been some great boys. I don't think the boys have all made great records though," Jackson told MTV News when he stopped by to promote the
He added that he only liked Lambert's and Allen's debut albums. Why does he think Underwood and Daughtry did a better job? "You know who you are. You've accepted who you are and you move forward in your life," he said. "You're not going, 'Well, I could be a painter, but I want to drive race cars. But I can do R&B, pop, jazz soul ... Maybe I think I'm more like Bono, but I could be more like Sting. But I'm gonna be like Lady Gaga, but I'm kind of like Justin Hawkins from the Darkness.' You can't be five people. You can only be one, and we have to make that choice."
Jackson said the experimentation just confuses your potential fanbase, who might not want to invest in an album that isn't focused. "You confuse your public that voted for you, and they go, 'I don't know who that is. I'm lost,' " he said.
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