Randy Jackson Is Out as an ‘American Idol’ Judge, But …

by Angela Nazworth | August 31, 2012 11:34 am

[1]The behind-the-scenes drama at Fox’s American Idol continues.

Self proclaimed “Dawg Pound” king Randy Jackson will leave the judge’s table, but not the show, TMZ reports[2].

Jackson, who has been a judge on the show since day one of the first season will take on the role of mentoring the contestants.

Right now, the judges table is a lonely place to be as Mariah Carey[3] is the only one at it. Fox is reportedly looking for three more judges to join Carey, although they may settle for a 3-judge panel.

No one really knows.

It seems that anything related to the televised singing competition is in a state of utter chaos. Since shows like The Voice, America’s Got Talent and X-Factor came on the scene, Idol ratings have been in a downward spiral. That’s why producers are scrambling to find the right mix of judges, yet it seems few celebrities are eager to team up with show.

Here’s a look at some of the Idol drama that has taken place within the past several months:

  1. [Image]: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Randy-Jackson.jpg
  2. TMZ reports: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz257W6apRR
  3. Mariah Carey: https://investorplace.com/2012/07/meet-the-newest-big-name-american-idol-judge/
  4.  ‘American Idol’ Loses Two Judges in 24 Hours: https://investorplace.com/2012/07/american-idol-loses-two-judges-in-24-hours/
  5. The Country Star Being Courted as an ‘American Idol’ Judge: https://investorplace.com/2012/07/the-country-star-being-courted-as-an-american-idol-judge/
  6. Will Next ‘Idol’ Judge be Nick Jonas, Diddy, Alanis or …: https://investorplace.com/2012/08/will-next-idol-judge-be-nick-jonas-diddy-alanis-or/
  7. ‘American Idol’s’ Jessica Sanchez to Get Lower Payout: https://investorplace.com/2012/05/american-idols-jessica-sanchez-to-get-lower-payout/
  8. Nicki Minaj to Join Mariah Carey as ‘American Idol’ Judge?: https://investorplace.com/2012/08/nicki-minaj-to-join-mariah-carey-as-american-idol-judge/

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