Randy Jackson - Randy Jackson: Officially Returning To 'American Idol'

Subscribe to Randy Jackson alerts

Randy Jackson is officially returning to American Idol, reports Rolling Stone magazine. A source, speaking to TVLine has confirmed the news.

Whilst some of the judges for the upcoming series of American Idol are yet been announced, Randy Jackson will sit alongside newcomer Mariah Carey to judge wannabe singers on the show. "The rumors are true," a source close to the show told the website, confirming that Jackson will be involved. The departures of judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez may have caused doubts amongst the show’s staff and fans, but the recent, big name additions will reassure fanatics that the 12th season of the talent contest will stand up against the rest. It was thought that Jackson – the show's only remaining original judge – might step down from his position and take on a ‘mentor’ role. Simon Cowell, a former judge on the show, tweeted his support for Jackson by saying, "Just heard randy is back on idol. Right decision."

One star mooted as a possible judge is rapper Nicki Minaj, who caused controversy last week by allegedly supporting the republican candidate, Mitt Romney. She has now confirmed the confusing lyrics in her song were purely satire, and reaffirmed her support for Obama. She wasn’t so clear on her involvement on Idol, though: "You know something, I don't know yet. I really don't know. I have no comment on it," she said when asked about it last week at the MTV Video Music Awards.


Tags: Randy Jackson - Mariah Carey - Steven Tyler - Jennifer Lopez - Simon Cowell - Nicki Minaj

Subscribe to Randy Jackson alerts

More Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson Finally Says Farewell to 'American Idol' Family

'American Idol''s last original judge Randy Jackson is finally stepping down from the show after an impressive 12 year stint as both a judge and...

Randy Jackson Is Divorcing His Wife After 18 Years

Sad news for Randy Jackson; his wife of eighteen years, Erika Jackson, is filing for divorce. Randy Jackson is facing divorce from his wife of...

Randy Jacksons Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce After 18 Years Of Marriage

Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences. Randy...

Jackson Family To Star In New Reality Show - But Who Is Alejandra Jackson?

Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of...


Bret Michaels' 'Extremely Low Blood Sugar' Forces Concert's Early End

Bret Michaels was forced to leave the stage whilst performing at his concert in Manchester, New Hampshire last night (29th May). The 51-year-old seemingly unable...

On The Red Carpet At 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale [Pictures]

Caleb Johnson has been crowned the winner of American Idol Season 13! The 23-year-old was pitted against 17-year-old Jena Irene but was successful in his...

American Idol Recap: Anniversary And Homecoming

Things are coming to a head on this week’s episode of American Idol. The finale is next week, so naturally, the contestants are pulling out...

And Then There Were Three - Who Got Voted Off "American Idol" This Week?

Well, it’s about that time again – time to announce the top three contestants on this year’s round of American Idol. Where did the time...



Randy Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Randy Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All