American Music Awards
Randy Jackson Tweets for Help on Grammy Voting
While there's no way of telling whether Jackson's nearly 12,000 Twitter followers actually influenced his votes, the "Idol" judge - who's prepping for the Jan. 12 premiere of the show's ninth season on Fox - was fervently marshaling their input.
"Who should win album of the year?? Gaga, Beyonce, Taylor swift, black eye peas or Dave matthews band!! help me!! c'mon," Jackson tweeted Monday afternoon. For Song of the Year, he later added, "okay its between use somebody and pokerface..... which one!! c'mon!!!" and then wrapped with, "alright guys... thanks for your help... gotta get back to work ... ya all are amazing!!! HOLLA, ONE!"
Voting members of the Recording Academy have until Friday to get their votes to accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. Winners, which are chosen by their fellow music industry professionals, will be crowned during the 52nd Grammy Awards Jan. 31, airing on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The Grammy ballots are printed with a rule that reads: "Do not allow your choices to be suggested or directed by other than your own conscience."
Jackson is a former member of the board of governors for the Recording Academy's Los Angeles chapter. A rep for Jackson couldn't be reached and a Recording Academy spokesperson did not comment at press time.