Randy Jackon leaves American Idol

"To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” Jackson told E! News. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry.” Jackson added he planned to focus on his company, Dream Merchant 21, as well as “other business ventures.”


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next season should be nicki, pharrell, and fergie.