It was rumored that “American Idol” was courting Enrique Iglesias to join the show in Randy Jackson’s place as a judge. Those negotiations have fallen through and Randy is back on the judging team.
The judges have came and went, but Randy has been the longest running judge on the show since its inception in 2002. Since being in talks with Enrique, it was said that Randy would mentor the contestants, thus leaving another spot or two on the judging panel.
According to “Deadline Hollywood”, Fox made the last minute decision when Enrique bailed on talks. The network already had an option on Randy, so his continuation on the judge’s panel went without a hitch. Simon Cowell said on Twitter, “Just heard Randy is back on Idol. Right decision.”
Indeed! They shouldn’t eliminate the longest running judge on the show, that would just be ludicrous! What do you think? Will you watch the show if the judges are Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj?