Randy Jackson has officially left the Judging panel of American Idol. But he will still remain on the American Idol as a “mentor” after negotiations with Enrique Iglesias.
According to TMZ he will be as “mentor” and would work behind the scene for the upcoming season of the show.
He has agreed a deal with Fox to stay on as a judge after negotiations with Enrique Iglesias fell though, according to Deadline.
Appearing to confirm the news, his former co-star Simon Cowell tweeted:
”Just heard Randy is back on Idol. Right decision.”
Sources connected to “Idol” tell us … 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.
Randy will join Mariah Carey on the four person panel which is also expected to feature Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj.