( 4UMF NEWS ) Randy Jackson Out:
The dawg days are over at “American Idol.” Randy Jackson is officially leaving the judge’s table but will still remain a part of the show as a “mentor.”
Sources connected to “Idol” say there’s some concern among the brass that Jackson is not well-suited for the mentor role but they feel they need him because he’s the glue that helps keep the show together.
As for his replacement sources say Nicki Minaj‘s deal is 99% done but still not a sure thing just yet.
The honchos are keenly aware Mariah Carey isn’t a fan of Minaj and doesn’t want her at the table a fact producers love because they think the conflict and tension will be good for the show.
A.I. will once again go with a 4th judge. Producers are gunning for someone from the country music world for the third seat. Seat number four is up in the air.