Randy Jackson’s ‘American Idol’ exit is long overdue

11.11.14 2 years ago

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Randy Jackson”s “American Idol” exit is long overdue
Jackson, who left “Idol” last year as a judge only to be brought back as a mentor, is finally leaving the show entirely after 13 seasons. As the replacement for Jimmy Iovine, though, “Jackson”s mentoring tenure was an unmitigated debacle,” as Michael Slezak put it. Slezak interviewed last season”s contestants, and couldn”t find any examples of Jackson”s mentorship actually working. “Jackson”s failure to roll up his sleeves and challenge contestants” willingness to go outside their comfort zones was especially problematic given Season 13″s emphasis on inexperienced, diamond-in-the-rough vocalists,” Slezak adds, pointing to contestants like Sam Woolf, MK Nobilette, Malaya Watson and C.J Harris.

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