Randy Jackson’s Judging Days Are Over!
The next season of American Idol will feature a brand new panel of judges. Randy Jackson has announced he will no longer be a judge for American Idol, but he will still be on the show as a mentor. Sources claim that Idol producers aren’t exactly thrilled about the “mentoring” idea, but they felt like they needed to keep Randy Jackson on the show somehow.
It looks like Nicki Minaj will be replacing Randy Jackson’s empty seat, and that is great news for Idol. Producers really want Nicki because Mariah Carey can’t stand her! They know that the drama between the two will score higher ratings and we all know higher ratings means more cash.
Idol still has a lot of work to do, though. They want four judges this year, which means they still have two open spots to fill after they sign Nicki Minaj. According to recent reports, Idol is looking for a male country singer to fill the third open spot. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Toby Keith have all been in talks with the show, but Keith Urban is believed to be the front runner; he has experience from The Voice in Australia.
As for the fourth judge? Well, no one really knows who will get the final spot, but there have been a lot of names thrown in the hat. A lot of Idol fans were pushing hard for Kanye West, however that does not look likely; Kanye has made it clear that he doesn’t want the job.
Do you have any suggestions? Who should get the final spot?