Randy Jackson is back on the judging panel Wed-12-Sep-12 09:16 Share this By Jay-Jay FeeneyRandy Jackson is still a judge on American Idol. Last week we heard he was stepping down to be a mentor but he’s back after Enrique Iglesias decided he didn’t want the job.As for the other 3 seats -- Mariah Carey is already locked in ... and negotiations with Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj could be finalized any minute.Auditions for the 12th installment of the show begin in less than two weeks. You May Also Like Kelly Clarkson is pregnant! Steven Tyler gets free food for a year! Another judge confirmed for American Idol Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .