Randy Jackson is leaving "American Idol"

By CHANDLER LEVACK
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 9: (L-R) Judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban onstage at FOX's "American Idol" Season 12 Top 3 to 2 Live Elimination Show on May 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
For any American Idol diehards, you remember the early days of the game show when the judges were a ironclad trio of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Now after finding the magic formula (aspiring talent plus celebrity content), the judges have included everyone from Nicki Minaj to Ellen DeGeneres to Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Jackson is the only judge to go the distance - lasting 12 seasons on the reality show. Other statistics have shown that this is the worst season, ratings-wise, in American Idol history.