Friday, August 31, 2012

Randy Jackson Is Leaving American Idol


The only original piece of American Idol that is going to still be standing when the next season starts is Ryan Seacrest's hair. Randy Jackson will not return as a judge for the next season of American Idol. This is kind of the end of an era and I guess that Idol is fully committed to making this a show about judges rather than about the talent. Apparently there is talk about keeping Randy as a mentor, but that is not his thing. He was the calming middle ground between the too nice Paula and the tell it like it is Simon Cowell. TMZ is reporting there will be four judges again because that worked out so well in the past. You know what that does? Further cuts down on the time for the performers on the show because each judge takes about 30 seconds. It might not seem like a lot but four judges equals 120 seconds which is longer than each performer gets to sing. All about the judges. I will miss you dawg.

22 comments:

shauniebear said...

That picture of him is awesome, dawg!!!

Henriette said...

Please cancel this crapfest now! It had a ten year run. That's longer than most shows now.

libby said...

Agree, that pic is great!

Vicki Cupper said...

Jesus, this shit's been on for TEN years?! That's depressing.

DP said...

4 judges is too many because they don't have enough to give feedback. All we need is 3. Idol made that mistake when Nigel Lipyghoe left Idol and they added Ellen Degenress a judge

Robert said...

Here's a news flash: the show's never truly been about "talent." The vast majority of the contestants couldn't even get a gig at "Joe's Cancer Clinic and Chicken Shack." Most of them are desperate, pathetic, talentless wannabes, who've come to believe they're entitled to their so-called "fifteen minutes of fame." Seriously! Just how many of the "winners" have actually become truly successful in the music business,even after all these years? One? Two, maybe? And even those are a stretch.

What the show is about is putting people in front of television cameras so that they can embarrass themselves in order to cater to the appetites of those who find watching that kind of thing entertaining. I don't.

car54 said...

I think it's time to change--he really seemed to have run out of enthusiasm for it the last season.

I'm nervous because of the huge list of people they have to be judges--not many of them seem like I would like them but I am willing to wait and see how it goes.

auntliddy said...

Im done with Idol because of Mariah crazy. And it is over, time to reture this turd. I liked randy tho.

auntliddy said...

Retire

Renoblondee said...

I'll miss the dawg too, but he really has been worthless the last two years. Iovine is the only one with anything constructive to say.

Henriette said...

@robert
You got that right! You know a singing contest isn't working when the first idol is judging ANOTHER singing contest!

Tuxedo Cat said...

He's always been my favorite judge. He's so knowledgeable and he's my type of hottie.

Agent**It said...

@ Robert

OT: are you the Robert that gave us the link to "BOS" on wiki ? If so, can you please repost it? If not, sorry !

Frufra said...

I couldn't care less about AI - not my thing. But I had to concur with all the folks upthread who are lovin' this picture - 1980's in all its glory! Work it, Randy!

PugsterMom said...

Love the pic. Haven't watched the show regularly in 2 years. Seems like the same guy won last 3 years in a row.

TSA said...

From Randy's days with Journey? Thanks for cropping out the spandex pants. Can't bear to see him in those! Gonna miss you on AI, Dawg!!!

smashbash said...

Someone needs to take this show out to pasture and be done with it.

auntliddy said...

awww, dawg!!!

parissucksliterally said...

I quit this show 5 years ago. It is just OVAH.

Sadie said...

How does this show even stay on the air? Its so yesterday its pitiful!

Tuxedo Cat said...

@TSA That's OK, I'll take the spandex-pants watching duty. From any angle, any time!

Amy in MI said...

I love Chicken Shack