Randy Jackson quits `American Idol` judges panel

Updated: Sep 01, 2012, 09:26 AM IST

Los Angeles: Singer Randy Jackson has quit the judges` panel on `American Idol` to being a mentor on the next series.

"There`s some concern among the brass that Jackson is not well-suited for the mentor role ... but they feel they need him because he`s the glue that helps keep the show together," tmz.com quoted source as saying.

Carey has already signed on to be a judge on the show after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler quit and Nicki Minaj is expected to be another new addition.

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