Randy Jackson

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  • Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/23/1956, Cancer
  • Profession: Producer; musician; reality-show judge
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American Idol: Did the Contestants Sabotage Each Other on Competitors' Pick Night?

It's Competitors' Pick Night on American Idol, where the Top 7 finalists get to pick songs for their competitors, and each singer gets to choose one of six options. Did anyone go the sabotage route, or was everyone altruistic?

The show finally finds something for Randy Jackson to do, as he introduces the theme of the night and interviews each singer about what they would select for their counterparts. (Everyone seems to be playing nice, for the record.)

American Idol's Malaya Watson explains why she almost didn't audition

So, what did the finalists ultimately decide on? Let's get to the performances:

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American Idol Goes to the Movies: Who Showed Star Quality?

American Idol headed to Tinseltown in Week 3, with the Top 11 choosing their favorite songs from movie soundtracks to perform.

This week is important because only the Top 10 finalists will be included on the Idol summer tour, meaning that whoever gets eliminated Thursday will be left in the dust. Before the singing starts, however...read more

American Idol: Is This the Most Boring Group of Contestants Ever?

Let me start by saying that all the contestants on Season 13 of American Idol seem like truly lovely people. And also that I'd rather watch the green paint dry on that house in True Detective than sit through another 11 weeks of performances from this crew.

And apparently, I'm not alone. Idol's ratings have (once again) been in steady decline this season and hit an all-time low a couple of weeks ago with the Feb. 20 episode. Granted, the show faced stiff competition early on this year from the Winter Olympics, but its post-Olympics numbers remain languid.

How the American Idol judges failed MK Nobilette

Of course, the numbers could just be...read more

Videos

America's Best Dance Crew Auditions
4 AMERICAN IDOL judges arrive for NYC auditions.
Episode 30 Recap: Rock 'N' Country
Gabe Brown: Road to Hollywood

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Credits

Year Title Description
2011 Billboard Music Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 Mariah Carey TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 NAACP Image Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 CNN Heroes TV Show Series, Appearing
2009 CMT Music Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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American Idol Recap: Who Went Home?

After a night of singing about "Home," one American Idol hopeful headed home Thursday night. read more

How the American Idol Judges Failed MK Nobilette

Let me just start by saying that of the American Idol-watching editors at TVGuide.com, I'm the MK Nobilette fan. Therefore, it pains me to say that she wasn't very good in her first live performance as a finalist. read more

American Idol: The Top 13 Perform

Did American Idol's Top 13 rise to the occasion?

Monday was the official debut of the Top 13 finalists and apparently, the debut of voting  at the top of the hour. The night's theme is "This Is Me," which we take to mean we can totally psychoanalyze the singers by their song choice. Will anyone dare to do "Billionaire"?
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American Idol Rush Week: How Did the Guys Do?

Tuesday was Ladies' Night on American Idol, but on Wednesday the judges turned their attention to the guys. "We just have a new breed of musician and singer coming up," judge Jennifer Lopez told Ryan Seacrest before the performances began.

The show repeated its head-scratching formula from Tuesday, only allowing 10 of the Top 15 guys to perform on stage, with virtually no explanation for viewers as to why the remaining five got cut. Former judge Randy Jackson, as well as alums Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry, also all returned as mentors.

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The Voice: Our Top 6 Picks to Replace CeeLo Green

Those outfits! Those wigs! Those ... pets?! There are plenty of reasons why CeeLo Green (and Purrfect the cat, and Lady the bird) are irreplaceable on The Voice. But, like it or not, NBC will soon have to start searching for the next music superstar to fill Green's big red chair this coming fall on the heels of his exit from the highly rated singing competition.

CeeLo Green not returning to The Voice

So who should fill the "Forget You" singer's bedazzled, one-of-a-kind shoes? We round out six great candidates... read more

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