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Randy Jackson: Returning to 'American Idol'!

Randy Jackson: Returning to 'American Idol'!

Randy Jackson will reportedly be returning to the judge’s table this season on the hit singing competition show American Idol!

The 56-year-old producer was rumored to be out of the running for a judge’s spot and was said to be taking on a smaller role, but Fox has apparently closed a deal with him, according to Deadline.

Randy joins Mariah Carey at the judge’s table, and it is rumored Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will finalize deals this week, though nothing has been confirmed!

ARE YOU HAPPY to see Randy Jackson returning to American Idol?

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  • Anna

    don’t care!

  • Jasmine

    This is a joke, right? What has he evver brought to the show that would possibly cause idol to want him back? So Randy is Mariah’s manager and both are on the panel? Is Idol turning into the pimp Mariah show? They may as well put the nail on the coffin!

  • girl

    American Idol HAS to change their format!!!!
    They need to do it of how the Voice does it; blind auditions.
    We are sick of these “losers” that just come on just to have their 15 min of fame. For “The Voice”, they have REAL talent.
    Besides, for Idol, it seems like you don’t have to win to make it big (Daughtry, Elliott, Adam Lambert etc)

  • Pasha


    This would make more sense, if even one of the Voice’s former contestants were seeing the level of success that some American Idol contestants are, and if the blind auditions were actually blind auditions.

  • tash

    @Jasmine: “Is Idol turning into the pimp Mariah show?” ha! that’s a show i’d watch.. for the sh*ts and giggles alone. but to improve it they can do a home edition: – mariah sleeping in her stilettos while nick cannon snores in his crib.

  • kel

    I’m glad he’ll be back!

  • Olive

    At least the Idol winners/contestants have careers. The Voice is all about the judges attacking each other. What happened to the winners? The Voice winners just disapear and are never heard of again. Do any of them have albums? Or songs on the radio? I don’t even remember their names.

  • Tia


  • http://Comcast Pat

    If KEITH URBAN is signed I will start watching AI again. Keith has it all, looks, talent and is just a nice person.

  • http://Comcast Marj

    Please Keith Urban sign Keith will bring so much to that show. PLEASE !!!!

  • http://Comcast Trevor

    I also hope Keith Urban joins AI. Keith was one of the reasons the Voice in Australia was most popular TV show ever in Au. Keith is soooo talented and knows so much about music.

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