Randy Jackson’s First Gig After American Idol — Exclusive

Posted on May 11th, 2013 at 10:34 am


When Randy Jackson announced that he's retiring from American Idol, he said he's going to focus on his company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.

One of those new ventures is a Ukrainian beauty named Mika Newton. Randy signed the 27-year-old and is helping produce her in the United States.

“I am so happy and excited to be working with Mika Newton. She is unbelievably talented," Randy tells RumorFix exclusively.

Mika, who won a singing competition in Europe, says, "I'm very happy to have a chance to work with Randy [Jackson]. His amazing energy has helped to create a very positive album with fantastic songs -- both uptempo and ballads and I can't wait for everyone to hear it soon."

Randy set her up to record with trance DJ Paul Oakenfold.

Mika is impressed with everything the Idol judge has done for her.  "Randy is not only a great musician, but an amazing person with a beautiful soul. Every single meeting with him inspires me to be better and to stay more positive while breaking into the American music scene. I can't wait for everyone to hear the music we have been working on together!" she tells us.

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