"There were people from all over: Texas, Florida, Georgia," said Randy Jackson, "One contestant from New Jersey even said something about the tri-state area. But where are the New Yorkers?"
Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, didn't have any real problems during the auditions, though there were some songs that they could have done without hearing multiple times, the New York Post reported Thursday.
He was ready to list off more when Jackson cut in with "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.
"We've seen some good, and we've seen some bad, but we haven't yet seen great," said guest judge and Broadway songwriter Carole Bayer Sager.
Season 6 of "American Idol" will air this January.