We heard yesterday that Steven Tyler is leaving American Idol and rumors that Jennifer Lopez may leave her judging chair have been swirling as well. But now we are hearing that THE original “G” Randy Jackson is also making and planning his big move. So we will have yet another Idol judge shakeup?!
A source told Us Weekly that “[Show producers] think they need to freshen everything up now.”
In other words, everyone has got to go.
Rumor has it that Adam Lambert has been in talks to fill in as a judge as is Mariah Carey!
The source told Us that “They are in serious talks with Mariah and it’s very close to being a done deal. And they will move Randy into a more mentoring role.”
From what it sounds like we will most likely hear Mariah’s announcement soon after the paperwork is signed. In addition to Carey, Fergie and Adam Lambert are also strong possibilities.
As for Tyler, he said in a statement released on Thursday, “After some long…hard…thoughts…I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit . . .I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. IDOL was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it.”
Who would you like to see as an Idol judge?