Randy Jackson, the last original judge on the TV blockbuster, American Idol is moving on. Randy says he may accept their offer of becoming a “mentor” on the show. The job description for this title has yet to be published.
In addition, there will be 4 judges this year, with one of them being a country star. The producers wanted to get Kanye West or P Diddy to join the judging crew. But they just couldn’t make it worth their while.
Elsewhere in judging news, there really is a potential for sparks to fly this season. With Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey close to signing, they might have to have a referee as a one of the judges.