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Randy Jackson Calls It Quits As An Idol Judge!

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Seacrest Randy Jackson, OUT!

As predicted and previously reported, the veteran dawg of American Idol has stepped down from his judge role after ELEVEN seasons!

But don’t worry, dude, dawg, yo! — we’ll still be getting Randy on the show, only in the form of a mentor!

However, not everyone on the Idol set is feelin' it! Some don't think Jackson is "well-suited" enough to be placed in a mentor role!

Though, with only him and Ryan left from the original cast, it seems Randy has got seniority on his side!

And FINALLY, after seasons of reminding everyone how he worked with Mariah Carey, he’ll be working with her again, just in a different capacity!

As for Jackson’s replacement? His seat is said to be filled by Nicki Minaj, with her deal thisclose to being locked in place, though nothing’s been made official yet!

Idol will also be choosing TWO more judges to sit alongside Mariah and most likely Minaj, totaling out to four judges, just like back in season nine!

As for previous contenders that have since been ruled out? Looks like Kanye West, Diddy, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus have been nixed!

So that now leaves us with… ??? Keith Urban and Alanis, perhaps? Maybe Pharrell? Or Nick Jonas?!

OH the options are endless for season twelve!!!

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10 comments to “Randy Jackson Calls It Quits As An Idol Judge!”

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  2. 2

    Will miss him as a judge but think a mentor is a good role for him

  3. 3

    He's leaving just like J-Lo and Tyler to avoid the end of the show while they're in it. These celebrities only wanna be part of any show or business while it's hot Bye bye AI.

  4. 4

    I can guarantee that Alanis is already set to be a judge just by her tour schedule. She ALWAYS has a pretty extensive tour but this time she is only touring for about a month and will be done before November.

  5. Patrick says – reply to this


    If this show wanted to stay relevant, they shouldn't have picked washed up Mariah as a judge. It would make sense if she had some spunky personality, but when she guess mentored, it was boring! Would have preferred Katy Perry, Keith Urban and Kanye as judges. Kanye would be able to compete with the "what will he do live" factor that Britney is bring to X-Factor and Katy was a great guest judge when they had her. Keith would bring in a country audience, and he's been known to be candid.

  6. 6

    looks like whoever is running things over there is smoking some really good crack. The show is doomed getting rid of all the judges. I love Randy, he is the one judge who has stuck with the show year after year through all its changes. Yeah they have some big names coming on to replace the previous judges, but how long can a show go on once their are no originals. Ryan Seacrest will leave soon as well. Hes probably just locked into a longer contract. Too bad, was an awesome show. And also why wouldn't Randy make a good mentor? Hes knows better than anyone what the judges are wanting to hear.

  7. 7

    Nobody wants a judging panel that has all black faces on it. If they go down that road, they may as well just stop production.

  8. 8

    about damn time!

  9. 9

    cancel the show…it is horrible. So Minaj is a judge? wow…the world really is fucked

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