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Randy Jackson

Gets Reprieve

on 'American Idol'

9/11/2012 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Randy Jackson is staying at the judge's table on "American Idol" ... after negotiations with Enrique Iglesias fizzled out.

Sources tell TMZ ... Jackson is very close to signing his deal ... after producers initially tried to move the dawg away from the judge's table and use him as a "mentor." We're told Jackson wasn't too pleased with those plans.

But now, with Iglesias seemingly out of the picture ... and auditions starting in a just a few days ... producers need to get a famous ass in the seat ... and they know Jackson can get the job done.

As for the other 3 seats -- Mariah Carey is already locked in ... and sources tell us negotiations with Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj could be finalized any minute.

Clock's ticking ... auditions for the 12th installment of the show begin in less than two weeks.

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61.

Jessie    

You all better keep him he the heart of the
Show The dawg is cool we don't need any more new judges 2new ones is plenty

718 days ago
62.

Summer    

GRAMMY NOMINATED Adam Lambert brought the MAGIC to Idol never seen before and put everyone under his Spell..and he will do it again...He has the most Phenomenal Voice of our time and knows the business....He turned Idol Upside Down and it's never been the same since he was on....They have been searching for Adam Lamberts Electrifying total package of Pure jaw-dropping VOCALS, Stage Presence, Chameleon performances and Talent ever since he graced the stage...and can't even come Close....At least he will Light up the show with his Aura, and give honest sincere helpful advice too. Adam can never Teach what God gifted him, but he can help direct and INSPIRE!
Adam Lambert will ignite life back into A.I like he does every time he steps on their stage or any stage!

718 days ago
63.

Summer    

GRAMMY NOMINATED Adam Lambert brought the MAGIC to Idol never seen before and put everyone under his Spell..and he will do it again...He has the most Phenomenal Voice of our time and knows the business....He turned Idol Upside Down and it's never been the same since he was on....They have been searching for Adam Lamberts Electrifying total package of Pure jaw-dropping VOCALS, Stage Presence, Chameleon performances and Talent ever since he graced the stage...and can't even come Close....At least he will Light up the show with his Aura, and give honest sincere helpful advice too. Adam can never Teach what God gifted him, but he can help direct and INSPIRE!
Adam Lambert will ignite life back into A.I like he does every time he steps on their stage or any stage!

718 days ago
64.

Summer    

GRAMMY NOMINATED Adam Lambert brought the MAGIC to Idol never seen before and put everyone under his Spell..and he will do it again...He has the most Phenomenal Voice of our time and knows the business....He turned Idol Upside Down and it's never been the same since he was on....They have been searching for Adam Lamberts Electrifying total package of Pure jaw-dropping VOCALS, Stage Presence, Chameleon performances and Talent ever since he graced the stage...and can't even come Close....At least he will Light up the show with his Aura, and give honest sincere helpful advice too. Adam can never Teach what God gifted him, but he can help direct and INSPIRE!
Adam Lambert will ignite life back into A.I like he does every time he steps on their stage or any stage!

718 days ago
65.

Spicy mag    

Kevin sorbo is a judge?

717 days ago
66.

Princess Nyothoun    

Is it me or does Nikki Minaj looks like she smells like HoT Dog water?

717 days ago
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