As predicted Randy Jackson is stepping down as judge for American Idol although he will play some type of mentoring type roll which is apparently still in the works.
This would tend to fall in line with my other prediction that perhaps outside of Ryan Seacrest there may be no more than two judges on the panel allowing some extra time for the performers and to perhaps expand some more behind the scenes looks with Jackson and perhaps Jimmy Iovine.
Having the ability to work no matter how briefly with Jackson was part of the reason this site was started and much like Idol has grown and changed but that is thanks to the readership! So...Later Dawg or as Jackson would say, "Good
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