Randy Jackson Leaving American Idol!!

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So the one person everyone expected to judge for American Idol, Season 13 will NOT be on the judges panel. After bringing Mariah Carey into the show, Randy Jackson has decided to leave the show and focus on other business ventures!

He had the following to say in an interview with E!

“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 told E!. “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.”

The other 3 judges have made no official statements about staying or leaving the show but rumors are swirling that Mariah Carey would only premiere her new video and perform on the show if they wrote her a bigger check next season… Who knows but with the finale around the corner, we’ll soon know what’s what with the judges panel for season 13!

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