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The future of Randy Jackson’s involvement with American Idol is still uncertain, but all signs point to the possibility of him returning as a mentor rather than a judge.

From the very beginning, Randy’s always been on the judging panel, doling out his “Yo Dawg” and “Listen, listen” antics with pizzazz for ten whole years. The prospect of not seeing him take his usual seat at the front of the stage might sting for the Idol faithful.

On the other hand, with Fox’s plan for “creative reinvigoration” of the show in action, some might consider it a blessing that he’ll be returning at all.

Where do you stand? Would you rather see him join Mariah Carey at the judging table, or are you excited to see Randy as a mentor? Weigh in with our poll!

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