This season's field of American Idol finalists will be the best ever.
â€œThis will be the strongest twelve we've ever had, and I've never, ever said that before,â€ Simon Cowell said.
And Paula Abdul actually felt the same way as her friend/rival for once.
â€œWe've never had a top twelve like we're going to have this season,â€ she said.
Added Randy Jackson: â€œI think it's the best we've ever had.â€
But will this year's Idol produce another Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood this year? â€œI'm going on record: There's more than one,â€ Paula said.