Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are prepared to judge American Idol hopefuls. Are you prepared to watch them do so?
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Season 10 Panel

Season 10 Panel

The new American Idol panel, plus host Ryan Seacrest, sits for this publicity shot. It was taken during auditions for season 10.
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AI Crew

AI Crew

These are the five that make American Idol run so smoothly. But one of them is leaving after season nine.
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The Judging Panel

The Judging Panel

During the first night of American Idol's Hollywood auditions, Ellen DeGeneres made a great impression on viewers. She's funny and she's fresh.
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Ellen on Idol

Ellen on Idol

After just one night, Ellen DeGeneres seems right at home on the judge's panel. We loved her funny and fresh opening performance.
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Joe Jonas on Idol

Joe Jonas on Idol

Welcome to the world's most popular show, Joe Jonas. The cute singer guest judges an episode of American Idol.
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Kristin Chenoweth on Idol

Kristin Chenoweth on Idol

We love Kristin Chenoweth. She guest judges an episode of American Idol, prior to the season's Hollywood round.
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Beckham on Idol

Beckham on Idol

Victoria Beckham serves as a guest judge on season nine of American Idol. We're not sure what she knows about singing.
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Harris on Idol

Harris on Idol

Welcome to American Idol, Neil Patrick Harris. The hilarious actor serves as a season nine guest judge.
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Shania on Idol

Shania on Idol

Shania Twain is seated next to the American Idol judges you know and love in this shot from season nine.
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Mary J. Blige on Idol

Mary J. Blige on Idol

Randy, Simon and Kara are joined by a special guest on season nine: star singer Mary J. Blige.
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Katy Perry on Idol

Katy Perry on Idol

Katy Perry joins the American Idol judging table for one episode of season nine. She's seen here.
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Randy Jackson Biography

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Randy Jackson is one of four judges on American Idol. He's known for referring to most contestant as his "dawg." This musical guru also... More »
Born
Birthplace
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Full Name
Randall Darius Jackson