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Alicia Keys Talks
Randy Jackson’s Exit
From American Idol—
Could She Be Taking
His Place?

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It’s officially the end of an American Idol era.

Randy Jackson, the hit competition show’s only remaining original judge, ahs decided to pack his bags— and Alicia Keys isn’t happy about it!

In Touch caught up with the singer at the American Idol Top 3 results night, where she was surprised— and saddened— to hear about Randy’s departure.

“That's so sad,” the “Girl on Fire” crooner sighed as she learned of the news. “I think he's amazing. I really love him a lot… for lots of years.”

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But with a vacancy at the judges table— and perhaps even more, as there are reports that FOX might completely revamp the panel— would the superstar consider joining the Idol family?  

“I don’t know if I’d want to be a judge,” she admits, adding that her hectic schedule wouldn’t likely give her enough time to take the gig.

“I'm about to go to Europe for my tour and then I have Brazil and Rock In Rio with Justin Timberlake, which will be crazy… and Asia and Australia so, that's going to take me right on up through January,” Alicia tells In Touch.

Since Alicia won’t be filling Randy’s shoes any time soon, who do you think should replace him as the next Idol judge?