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Randy Jackson Will Remain On American Idol Judging Panel For Season 12

September 11, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Good grief! We’re not sure which is more annoying – waiting for American Idol to announce the new judges, or waiting for The Bachelor to announce their newest star. In any event, Randy Jackson recently hinted that all the American Idol judging panel rumors may not be true, and now, someone spilled the beans that the “Dawg” is indeed returning to the panel for season 12!

Yo, Dawg! Just when we thought we would not see Randy Jackson returning to the American Idol panel for season 12, someone let it slip out that Randy will indeed be returning! The Hollywood Reporter recently wrote that talks with Enrique Iglesias have stopped, and now Randy Jackson is back in as a judge, but has it been confirmed?

Not exactly. While Fox has declined to comment on any of the rumors, former Idol judge turned X Factor guru, Simon Cowell let a Tweet slip recently that confirms Jackson is coming back. “Just heard Randy is back on ‘Idol.’ Right decision,” Cowell posted on Monday. It’s no surprise that Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell have remained friends since Simon parted ways with the popular singing competition, so we can’t imagine he would post something about Randy that was not true.

We still don’t know who will be joining Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey this season, but rumors are still buzzing that it will be Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Fox is expected to make an announcement sometime this week!

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4 Responses to “Randy Jackson Will Remain On American Idol Judging Panel For Season 12”

  1. barbara Says:
    September 11th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Adam Lambert with Randy and Mariah would be a really nice group. I didn’t like the 4 judges panel. It didn’t work for me.

  2. rich casho Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 1:30 am


  3. annie flackler Says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Keith Urban with Randy and Mariah would be a good balance of music knowledge. Please not four. Please not Adam or Nicki.

  4. sasha Says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Still hoping for Adam Lambert. I am certain he would be one of the best judges ever. He has the talent, the experience and is an eloquent speaker. I believe he would give honest evaluations without being too harsh.


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