Randy Jackson has decided he will not return to American Idol for the upcoming season according to reports.
Jackson was the only remaining original piece of the judges panel from the show’s launch in 2002, when he sat alongside Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.
With his latest judging partners, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, opting to leave the show after last season, Jackson has decided his time has come as well.
Though, you won’t be getting rid of him that easy. The former judge will now be returning to the show here and there as a mentor for contestants.
Mariah Carey is now the only judge signed on for the upcoming season, with many other names being rumored to fill the other remaining spots.
Who should fill Randy Jackson’s seat?