Report: All American Idol Judges Out, Including Randy Jackson

Posted on May 10, 2013

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There is a report out that American Idol producers intend to replace the entire slate of judges next season. This means Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban will be gone. They also reportedly don't want any more "big check divas" as judges.

Randy Jackson has confirmed his exit to E! News. Jackson says, "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. 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."

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