It’s quite a busy day here at the Yak, but we’ll keep delivering the news! For this reality round-up, we have news from two of the biggest reality competitions today. We have confirmation that Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler will be returning to the judge’s table on American Idol next year. Randy’s contract is not quite up and Steven signed a multi-year deal, so neither of these are real surprises. The question is still up in the air for the woman from the block. No word from Jennifer Lopez or the Lopez camp regarding a return to the Idol main stage. As we reported earlier, she may want to pursue furthering her movie career, as well as her reality show in development with hubby Marc Antony.
In other news, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine will be returning to The Voice next season to help coach and mentor a new set of contestants on the hit NBC show. Last night, The Voice crowned Javier Colon as its inaugural winner during a show full of show-stopping performances with some pretty big name stars. The likes of Miranda Lambert, Ryan Tedder, Pat Monahan and Stevie Nicks helped with the night’s festivities as Javier was victorious.
Both American Idol and The Voice will be holding auditions this summer and return to the small screen midseason.