‘That Kris dude, I guarantee you, he’s got something special,’ Foxx also said
Access Hollywood - May 15, 2009
As Kris Allen and Adam Lambert prepare for their head-to-head battle in the “American Idol” finale, Jamie Foxx said he already knows the name of the winner.
“Kradam! That’s both of them,” Foxx joked with Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell. “Adamis!”
Joking aside, Foxx — who got a chance to work with each of the finalists as one of this season’s special guest mentors – said he thinks the title of “Idol” will go to the man who has been the frontrunner most of the season.
“Adam is gonna win, I believe,” Foxx admitted.
However, the Oscar winner and platinum-selling artist said he sees nothing but big things ahead for Allen.
“For me, this is my opinion, that Kris dude, I guarantee you, he’s got something special,” Foxx said. “And if you notice, most of the people that don’t win usually end up with crazy careers.”
In fact, if Allen is looking for anyone to duet with, Foxx told the aspiring singer he’s ready.
“I told him. I said, ‘I’ll do it right here with you,’” the actor recalled of his mentoring session with Allen. “Because the way his nuance is, he’s not trying to win the contest — he was just giving you the real thing.”
“He sang something and he looked in my eyes, I was like, ‘Oh man!’ you know. It was crazy. I said, ‘Dude, you got something.’”
And while he was clearly impressed with Allen’s singing chops, he did offer some advice to the “Idol” hopeful.
“I asked Kris what he wanted to do. He said, ‘I want to do pop music.’ And I told him there is no such thing as pop music,” Foxx continued. “You do the music from your soul and then you hope it becomes popular.”
The new “American Idol” will be crowned on May 20.