It looks like the only original remaining judge on “American Idol,” is back. Randy Jackson made an appearance on ABC's "The View" and according to Randy  “The dawg is alive and well!”

Jackson’s presence on Season 12 seemed to be confirmed when former ”American Idol” judge Simon Cowell tweeted “Just heard Randy is back on Idol. Right decision.”

I have to agree with Simon. I've watched American Idol from Season 1.  The judges or lack of judges was  one of the reasons I was considering not watching at all.  

So far the only confirmed judge is Mariah Carey. I'm not sure how Mariah will work out...  I think it would be a huge plus to have Randy, I mean The Dawg back where he belongs..

Do you want to see Randy back for Season 12? Leave your comments below...