Wow, Randy is gone?  What are they going to do with th eshow?  Maybe they just need to quit all together.  I haven't watched at all this season.  Have you?  

Randy said he's leaving to persue other business opportunities. Here's hisstatement:

"To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," he said. "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry."