Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez may be gone from American Idol, and chatter may already be buzzing over their replacement (Adam Lambert? Mariah Carey? Aretha Franklin?), but these judges will never be forgotten.
By their now-former co-star at least.
"Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I've worked with," Jackson told Gossip Cop in a statement. "I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after. I will love them for life."
Lopez confirmed her departure to Ryan Seacrest on Friday, while Tyler released his own statement earlier in the week.
There's been talk that the series is now looking to start over and will next give Jackson the axe.
What do YOU think, THGers? Which of the following stars would you most want to see as a Season 12 judge?