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American Idol Exclusive Video: Get a Sneak Peek of the Top 15 Guys at Randy Jackson's Workshop!

Briston Maroney learns about not looking “goofy” with his guitar. Caleb Johnson tries to appear less “angry” while singing (a Chris Daughty protip!). And Dexter Roberts gets to work on “Dexterfying” every tune he covers.

These are just a few of the takeaways from the following exclusive video previewing tonight’s installment of American Idol (8/7c on Fox) — in which we’ll see …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Idol: Randy Jackson Will Discourage Overdone Songs, Be More 'Hands-On' in New Mentor Role

“I Have Nothing,” “Hallelujah,” and “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now),” consider yourselves on notice.

American Idol‘s former judge and new in-house mentor Randy Jackson said he will “absolutely” try to dissuade Season 13 contestants from tackling done-to-death songs when the live performance shows begin next week — especially if said ditties have been covered in memorable fashion by prior standouts. …READ MORE

Randy Jackson Returning as American Idol Judge for Season 12: It's Confirmed

In much the same way he begins most of his performance critiques, Randy Jackson’s journey back to the American Idol judges’ table for Season 12 has been a long, strange, and circuitous one. Now, TVLine has confirmed that the show’s sole original panelist will indeed return alongside newcomer Mariah Carey, as well as one or two other musicians, when the reality juggernaut returns to the airwaves in January.

“The rumors are true,” a source …READ MORE

Randy Jackson Reportedly Out as American Idol Judge: Let Us Bid Good Riddance With a Song

Rumors of Randy Jackson’s ouster from the American Idol judges’ panel have been percolating since the dawn of time for weeks. And now TMZ is reporting that the man commonly referred to as “the other judge,” “that dude who dresses like he’s enrolled in a prep school for clowns,” and “the devil’s mouthpiece” will definitely take on a role mentoring contestants, clearing a spot in the Simon Cowell Memorial Chair for READ MORE