Randy Jackson Out as American Idol Judge
CHARLOTTE , NC -- The last original American Idol judge is a judge no more. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Randy Jackson isn't leaving Idol, but he will switch positions to a mentor role.
Idol fans can expect an entirely new judging panel for the 2013 season. The only confirmed judge is Mariah Carey. The singing superstar reportedly signed a $17 million contract.
Rumors continue to swirl as to who will replace Idol's other departing judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Pop singer Nick Minaj is reportedly close to signing a deal.
Keith Urban, Enrique Iglesias, and Idol runner-up Adam Lambert round out the list of potential judges.