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American Idol

American Idol Updates: Randy Jackson Out As Judge But In As Mentor

Whew! American Idol Season 12 is already feeling pitchy and all over the place. TMZ just added some new scoop to their Days of Our Idol Judge Lives reports, saying...

1. Nicki Minaj is 99 percent in as a judge. Idol producers reportedly know and love that Mariah Carey isn’t really a big fan of Nicki joining the mix. They think it will be good or drama. So they may be judges #1 and #2.

2. Idol will indeed have a fourth judge. Producers are reportedly looking for someone in the country music world for #3, with #4 up for grabs. (So will Keith Urban be the country guy?)

3. Randy Jackson will not be a judge but will stay part of the show as a mentor.

Read the full story for more. How do you feel about these potential changes? Are they just OK for you? Should Idol alum Adam Lambert be the fourth judge?

Source: TMZ

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08.31.2012 / 03:34 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: American Idol, Mariah Carey, News, Randy Jackson

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