Randy Jackson has decided to end his “American Idol” career…The Idol judgejust announced he’s leaving the show for good at the end of the season.
Jackson has been a strong pillar behind the show as he has been with the show from the very beginning.
He released a statement to end the speculation, saying, “Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to rest, after 12 years of judging on ‘American Idol’ I have decided it is time to leave after this season.”
Randy continued, “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”
After all the controversy as to whether Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey will sit on the judging panel of American Idol together, it is happening…
After the announcing Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson as this season’s judges of “American Idol”, they have started working already in NYC alongside host Ryan Seacrest for day one of auditions.
The 12th season of “American Idol” will premiere in January, 2013.
According to TMZ
, Randy Jackson is officially LEAVING the judge’s table … but will still remain a part of the show as a “mentor.”
And guess who is on the list to replace him? Reports say Nicki Minaj seems like a done deal. Her deal is 99% done … but still not a sure thing just yet.
I did love Randy on the show though!
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