“Just heard randy is back on idol,” the “X Factor” executive producer, who judged “Idol” for nine seasons alongside Jackson, tweeted today (Sept. 10). “Right decision,” he added.
Just heard randy is back on idol. Right decision.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) September 11, 2012
The news, which hasn’t been confirmed by FOX, contradicts recent reports that Jackson was stepping down as judge and shifting to a mentor role.
Only Mariah Carey has been confirmed as a Season 12 judge. Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias are all reportedly in talks to join the hit singing competition.