There must be something about Randy Jackson??? He just can’t seem to keep people at his judging table! Maybe he has b.o. or something?? Just kidding, but as season 12 approaches for the venerable singing competition reality show, American Idol. One judging seat will be empty and possibly another. Steven Tyler has decided that he WILL NOT return for Idol’s 12th season.
“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,” Tyler said in a statement released to Access Hollywood on Thursday. “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” creator/executive producer Simon Fuller said he’s sad to see Tyler go.
“Steven Tyler is a real ‘Idol,’ a rock legend. If you had told me 10 years ago he would be a judge on ‘American Idol,’ I would have thought it impossible,” Fuller said. “The fact that this became a reality and we had the pleasure of him gracing our stage for two seasons makes me very proud. I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America’s greatest-ever rock band. ‘American Idol’ will miss him!”
But wait!!! There are possibly more SHAKE-UPS to the JUDGING PANEL as well….. Guess who else may JUMP SHIP!!! ???—>HERE!