Randy Jackson Says Goodbye To “American Idol”

Randy Jackson Says Goodbye To “American Idol”

20130511-011547.jpgWhile folks are focused on the drama surrounding Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, it was announced that Randy Jackson – who has been with the show for 12 years is leaving. Here is his statement:

“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he says. “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.”

The rumor mill is also saying that Fox will fire all of the remaining judges after this season as well.

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  • Honnie Badger

    It’s good for him; this show has become a sad husk of its initial self. It is nothing more than a super-hyped karaoke contest with manufactured drama all the way through. It’s quite predictable.

    That said, I love the idea of talent contests that give kids a chance. If the contests were more challenging somehow, perhaps focusing on the development of a singer’s signature style, and judged by real talent, other than simply tabloid headline-grabbers, maybe it would work in the long run.

    • http://www.tvfishbowl.com Ed B.

      I checked out of AI after season 2.