Posts Tagged ‘Randy Jackson’
It was announced last week that Randy Jackson is quitting Idol after 12 years but likely, they were just in a good position to fire him this year. They tried to get rid of the dawg last year but he managed to squeeze another season and paycheck out of them, likely because he helped get Mariah Carey on board.. He’s been Mariah’s manager since the beginning and she’s probably the reason he was still here for this season. But it’s rumored that she fired him as her manager as well. Randy’s just getting the pink slip from everybody!
But it’s not only Randy who’s getting the Idol boot.. Everyone else is getting axed too.
Due to the exceptionally low ratings, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban will all be out with Randy at the end of this season. The official announcement will be made soon.
Randy released a statement saying, “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.”
He’s using the LA Reid excuse, saying that he’s just going to focus on his music label.
Speaking of his music label, one rumor for his, cough, sudden departure is that Mariah Carey actually dropped him as her manager. They’ve been together since the early 90’s.
But Randy is likely just the beginning of the American Idol overhaul. It’s rumored that Idol will not be asking any of this season’s judges to come back. Ryan Seacrest will be there until the end of time. He’s like the Twinkie and cockroaches that will survive looong after the Idol apocalypse.
Ryan actually made a joke about Randy’s departure on last night’s episode. You can check that out HERE.
Are you sad to see Randy leave Idol after 12 years?
He wants to ditch all the judges from the current season.. He tried to get rid of everyone last year but couldn’t cut ties with Randy Jackson. Was that Mariah Carey’s doing maybe? He is her manger. Maybe that was part of the deal.. In order to get the diva, they’d have to keep the dawg.
But would those big judges be able to make the show interesting or just drain more of a paycheck from the failing budget? And would they have enough time to even commit?
Simon Cowell has a different vision for X-Factor. He says that he wants to trade in the big names for a lesser known group that shares real chemistry. He said that all the shows got too distracted by signing these big celebs but they don’t have much to say. His favorite thing about last season was Demi Lovato because she brought more to the panel than the mega overpaid Britney Spears.
The Voice has nothing to say because even with their recent judge switch up, they are still winning in the ratings and the talent.
Zimbio.com conducted a poll to find out who was everyone’s favorite judge EVER on American Idol.
I’m not a big fan of the show but if I had to pick someone, I’d go for Paula Abdul.. Everyone loves a screw up and it was fun to watch her get sloshed on TV. Plus, I respect her work. I still sing Cold Hearted Snake sometimes. Or Steven Tyler. He was random, funny and kinda creepy old guy.
Well the Idol fans don’t agree with me on that one. According to the poll on Zimbio, first timer Keith Urban is everyone’s favorite judge.
Really? Again, don’t watch this show and I haven’t seen a single episode of Idol this year but I still know(ish) what’s going on. It’s my job to be informed of all this gossip stuff (and I must say, I do a good(ish) job) and I have heard NOTHING about him this year. It’s all been about everyone’s displeasure for Nicki Minaj.
So here’s the list of the favorite judges to ever be on Idol.. Do you agree with it?
1. Keith Urban
2. Simon Cowell
3. Mariah Carey
4. Jennifer Lopez
5. Nicki Minaj
They are getting beat by Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal in the ratings so Idol thinks it may have to make some big changes, like dumping Ryan Seacrest and all these big name celebrities.
They might have to get rid of the big money host and go back to square one, getting ‘industry insider judges’ like Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, and someone informed but past their prime like Paula Abdul, so “they can turn the contestants into stars rather than the other way around.”
I think it’s a good idea! Dump Seacrest and get some mediocre cheap host, like Khloe Kardashian. She’s awful but you pay for what you get.