American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Report: Randy Jackson out as 'American Idol' judge, will remain as mentor

Musician and television personality Randy Jackson attends the

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Randy Jackson is vacating his "American Idol" judge's chair, TMZ has reported.

The only remaining original judge, Jackson will, TMZ reported, remain in a mentor role on the show.

Jackson was part of the original lineup of judges, alongside Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, when the show premiered in 2002. That trifecta first cracked in 2009 when Adbul announced season 8 would...

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'American Idol' season 11 rocks the Nassau Coliseum

Joshua Ledet, left, Phillip Phillips, center, Colton Dixon,

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The “American Idol” top ten of season 11 delivered upbeat, current, fast moving performances at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale last evening.  

My two daughters, my granddaughter Alex and I were lucky to score front-row seats – making it easy for Alex to have a clear view of the stage and her favorite idol, Elise Testone.

Alex, at five-years-old, is a veteran...

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