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'American Idol'

Judges List Official,

Randy Jackson Survives

9/16/2012 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Randy Jackson
's stay of execution is confirmed -- he will remain a judge on the 12th season of "American Idol" ... officially joining Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

As TMZ reported, "Idol" producers locked down Jackson after talks with Enrique Iglesias fizzled out.

Mariah was the first the sign her deal, with Minaj and Urban signing on the dotted line just in the last few days.

"Idol" host Ryan Seacrest tweeted a photo of himself with the judges (see above), writing, "It's official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!"

Told you.

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31.

Truth    

OH MAN, THE BLACK UNTALENTED DUDE IS BACK?? LOOK, HE'S STANDING IN THE BACK UNNOTICEABLE... NOW STEP BACK 20 MORE PACES AND EXIT STAGE LEFT! #TRUTH!!

712 days ago
32.

Deb    

Unfortunate for him. Better get some floaties, this ship is sinking..

712 days ago
33.

Grumpyswife    

Used to love this show. With Nicki Minaj it is goodbye. She is by far one of the worst roll models for kids out there. Bad choice. Would have thought producers had better judgement.

712 days ago
34.

CHRYL    

IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO THEY PICK, JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT AN "ECHO" OF EACH OTHER; PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY CAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND NOT "REPEAT" THE STUPID PICK THAT RANDY JACKSON MAKES. I HOPE THESE ARTIST ACT LIKE THEY KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT TALENT AND NOT JUST THERE TO FOLLOW SUIT. THAT IS WHY EVERYBODY HATED JLO AND HER CREW, IT APPEARED THEY COULD NOT THINK FOR THEM SELVES, THEY HAD TO HEAR RANDY JACKSON'S OPINION WHICH WAS THE DUMBEST OPINION ON THE SHOW; I HOPE THIS PANEL CAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES OR DON'T EVEN AIR THE AI SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!

SIMON COWELL NEW SHOW WITH BRITNEY SPEARS IS AWESOME; BRITANY SPEARS HAS THE INTELLIGENCE TO FORM HER OWN DECISION AND SHE DOES NOT LISTEN OR DEPEND ON OTHERS TO TELL HER WHAT TO SAY.

LAST YEAR IDOL WAS A DISGRACE WITH RANDY JACKSON SAYING "DUDE YOU ARE THE BEST TALENT THIS SHOW HAS EVER SEEN, TELLING EVERY SINGER ON THE SHOW THE SAME THING" THIS WAS A DISGRACE, THE PANEL APPEARED TO BE MOST STUPID PANEL EVER IN THE SHOWS HISTORY, ALONG WITH JLO PROMOTING HERSELF MORE THAN THE TALENT SHE IS THERE TO JUDGE!!!!!!!!!

IF THE SHOW THIS YEAR MAKE THOSE CHANGES, WE WILL BE IN FOR GREAT ENTERTAINMENT OTHERWISE, I WILL TURN ON ANOTHER STATION AND WATCH THEIR COMPETITION!!!!!!!!!

712 days ago
35.

ria    

You have a cartoon rapper judging a singing contest, lol, wow. And TMZ what do you mean by told you do! Of course you would know, you sleeping with the owner of the show, Nigel. Every week they are live on here talking about stupid Idol. We know you work for Idol and the KaTRASHians.

712 days ago
36.

KelleyBO    

Is there a reason Randy is fondling himself in this picture?

712 days ago
37.

Phatrick    

The whole industry is a joke.

712 days ago
38.

LCS27    

Do they have enough space to accommodate so many fat asses ? Keith Urban will be crushed.

712 days ago
39.

Jordan    

New judges same boring show just like XFactor both shows are exactly the same Boring.

712 days ago
40.

IceGypsy    

Nicki Minaj made it...omg that show is done. I have seen that woman in interviews, she's dumb as a stump.

712 days ago
41.

Killita    

nicki minaj?? really....?really?

712 days ago
42.

karlew    

Is Minaj aware that people can actually sing without autotune? This is going to be one huge joke.

712 days ago
43.

MT Pockets    

One good reason NOT to watch it....Nicki Minaj...skank in every sense of the word.

712 days ago
44.

Gidge9    

To sit that trashy no talent wanna be Minaj next to Mariah is the best way to really show how talentless Minaj is. If we are lucky it will shut her down. Think I'll be watching the trainwreck known as X Factor instead. Such a shame, if they had left her out of it I probably would of watch some it.

712 days ago
45.

w    

so not watching American Idol now, Nikki Minaj is evil after that display at the Grammy's I won't even listen to her on the radio. AI you officially suck now.

712 days ago
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