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Randy Jackson shares more details on Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry's 'Idol' workshop

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that 'American Idol' was set to introduce a new workshop segment into its structure and the two guest mentors would be former finalists, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry

Randy Jackson has now shed more light on what to expect from the segment and revealed that the new 'Idol' workshops were designed to give as much insight into both the industry and the competition as possible to the contestants, and he decided to bring Lambert and Daughtry back for the panel because they're both inspirational and successful artists:

"We talk about everything in this workshop because I really wanted to break it down for the kids. When the judges say this, are you hearing what they are saying? Are you retaining 20 percent? Thirty percent? What are you listening to?"

"Because you have cameras in your face, you have 500 people in the audience and you got all the chatter from social media, you got friends and family, you got millions of people watching on TV. We really broke it down and went through everything that we could."

Referring to Lambert and Daughtry's involvement, he added: "I wanted to have them [return to mentor]. They were actually in the trenches as people we were judging...and they can tell it from a completely different side. The two of them are so different, but they are also so equally, really, really talented. Both of their seasons, I thought both of them would win."

The first workshop episode will air on February 18 and the second is set to broadcast one day later on February 19, according to 'Feels Like Tonight' hitmaker Daughtry.  




Watch a promo clip for the first workshop segment below: