TMZ is reporting that sources close to the Idol production say there was “serious talk” of a “clean sweep” of the judges panel, but it was decided to keep a connection to the original panel. Therefore, Randy Jackson was spared and will reportedly join Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on the Judges panel for Season 10.
Ellen Degeneres resigned from the judges table on Thursday, and reportedly Kara DioGuardi has been fired.
Also, the Aerosmith tour will continue even if lead singer Steven Tyler joins the judges panel
- Idol looking for a “Less Callous and Cynical” Judges Panel, Announcements about Judges and Nigel Lythgoe to Be Made Monday
- Kara DioGuardi Fired. Idol Going Back to a 3 Judge Panel Consisting of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler
- Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler: New Idol Judges
- Ellen Degeneres Bows Out of American Idol!