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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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61.

CriticXtreme    

Before AI goes off the air with this fake show, they ned to bring back the true ratings grabber - Brian Dunkleman. Where are the true winners with superstar status and sales? Are there any true winners from this crappy show? Yes and forever Simon Cowell.

705 days ago
62.

julie    

NOT WATCHING.

705 days ago
63.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I understand Carey and Minaj taking this D list gig, but I thought Urban was still on top of his game. If this gig doesn't start him off getting high again he's a man of steel. I thought better of him.

705 days ago
64.

Ashlyn    

No one better would sign on as a judge so they go back to Randy? When they thought they could get a hot new judge to sign they were perfectly content with sticking him with the mentor role. But now that they couldn't find anyone else they go back to Randy. Stay classy, American Idol.

705 days ago
65.

Marty    

What a hoot! Nicki Minaj will be in the dressing room asking "does this costume makes my butt look big?" When are we going to get talented people back in the limelight and get rid of all these "no talent" idiots that are here now?

705 days ago
66.

Carl    

I hope Randy is getting paid well for his loss of dignity. He should have so much money by now that he should be able to tell them to F*** off. Anything less than 10 million isn't worth it.

705 days ago
67.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

of the entire lot mariah is the only one with talent in something

705 days ago
68.

Don Martin    

They should move the taping of American Idol to Branson so all these :has-been" judges can moonlight

705 days ago
69.

Laurin    

Gonna be the best! Can't wait for the QUALITY talent show to start.

705 days ago
70.

Sandra     

What a strange group!! Not a fan of the ladies and probably won't watch because of them!! Idol is heading down like the titanic and this will be the last season!!

705 days ago
71.

Lynn317    

Personally I think this is a case where IDOL spent a whole lot of money ... and made some really boring choices for judges.

Just because someone has been successful in making making a lot of money ... does NOT mean they will make an interesting Judge. There is not a single person on that panel I feel is worthy of making the effort to change channels to watch. DISAPPOINTING SNOOZEFEST.

705 days ago
72.

Calinative    

I don't like Niki Minag for the show.

705 days ago
73.

Calinative    

This has got to be a joke!

705 days ago
74.

Prnzess    

Randy is useless, he needed to go! Their stupid to bring him back. YO YO, that's all the idiot says.

705 days ago
75.

ChinLee3    

American Idol....GO THE FCUK AWAY!!!

705 days ago
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