So who's filling in Simon Cowell's seat? Looks like after eight years of being the first to weigh in on the Idol hopefuls, Jackson has moved on down to Cowell's end of the table as the panel's final word — or so the picture would indicate.
We always figured Lopez would sit in between the guys and cement her status as the new Paula Abdul. What we didn't expect was the competition's lone original judge to become the final judge contestants hear from.
Is Jackson ready for the responsibility? He's been called out for "dawg" overkill and a general lack of constructive criticism. ("For me, for you? It was just aiiiight.")
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