Between Tamyra Gray's shocking elimination and Kelly Clarkson's come-from-behind win, the show's first string of episodes played out like a reality TV fairy tale.
It looks like Ryan Seacrest will soon be the only original member of 'American Idol' left on the show. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that former judge Randy Jackson has announced that he is officially leaving 'Idol' for good.
Former 'American Idol' judge Randy Jackson and wife Erika Jackson are splitting up after 18 years of marriage.
The 'American Idol' finale celebrated the conclusion of its 13th season by inviting big stars onto its stage to perform alongside the former contestants and two finalists. Check out performances by Demi Lovato, Paramore, Phillip Phillips and more.
Earlier today (May 9), we learned that ‘American Idol’ producers reportedly plan to replace judges Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban with a new set of panelists next season due to low ratings. Never one to bite her tongue, Minaj responded to the rumors and Jackson confirmed that he has, in fact, decided to call it quits.
Now that Steven Tyler has officially bailed on 'American Idol' and it's looking more and more like Jennifer Lopez will follow suit, that's two Chairs of Judgment that need to be filled. Or is it three?
Sources close to the show say Randy Jackson, the only original 'Idol' panelist left, is packing up his iffy fashion sense and hitting the door, too.
They're competing for a similar demographic, so it only stands to reason that the 'American Idol' judges might not be on the friendliest of terms with their counterparts on NBC's upstart hit 'The Voice.' But it's still a little surprising to watch the war of words that seems to be unfolding between Adam Levine and Randy Jackson.