July 14, 2012 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
The American Idol judges’ shakeup/saga is far from over. After getting a double whammy within 24 hours that both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez would be leaving Idol, could Randy Jackson be next? Yes, we know, the show went through the same thing a few years ago, but rumor now has it that the “dawg” may not be returning this time as a judge. Uh oh – read on for the full story!
No more “dawg,” or “in it to win it?” Could we even fathom watching American Idol without hearing Randy Jackson’s famous catchphrases? While many fans hope we wouldn’t have to endure an Idol without Randy, sources say that we may have no choice. According to US Weekly Magazine, Randy Jackson has plans to step down from the judges table on the show, but will likely remain on the show as a mentor of some sort. While nothing is set in stone and no announcement has been made, a show source told the magazine: “Show producers think they need to freshen everything up now.”
While the show would certainly survive without Randy Jackson, just as it did without Simon Cowell, those of us who have been tuning in for the past 11 seasons would certainly miss Randy. And who would be able to fill his shoes? Well, it would have to be a big star – can you say Mariah Carey? Yep, the source went on to explain: “They are in serious talks with Mariah and it’s very close to being a done deal. And they will move Randy into a more mentoring role.”
Rumor also has it that the producers are now scrambling to find two other judges to replace Tyler and Lopez, with Fergie and Adam Lambert among the list of possibilities.
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