Thursday, news broke that Ellen DeGeneres would be leaving American Idol this season and Friday morning, another judge bit the dust. TMZ is reporting that Kara DioGuardi is out now too. And with Simon Cowell already long gone, Randy Jackson is now the official last man standing.
Who might be joining him? Names like Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Bret Michaels and others have all been rumored.
Ellen made her announcement to leave the hit show on Twitter yesterday when she wrote “Dim the lights … I’ve voted myself off American Idol.” Apparently, though, she made the decision a few months ago though because she was too busy and didn’t like being mean to the contestants.
DioGuardi, on the other hand, didn’t leave the show on her own, but was fired.
Show producers have plenty of time to figure this all out, though. The 10th season of American Idol doesn’t start filming until auditions being in Nashville this July.