February 29th brought some mixed blessings for Randy Jackson. On the one hand, it was officially pronounced Randy Jackson Day (in Cincinnati, at least). On the other, because of the quirk in our calendar, his day will only come round once every four years.

The American Idol judge—who is spokesman for the American Heart Association’s The Heart of Diabetes campaign—was in the Ohio state capital to promote heart health and diabetes awareness (Randy, 51, is diabetic) and was honoured for his charity work and show-biz success at a ceremony at city hall.


Aside from hearing about health-related issues, local Idol fans were treated to some potentially good news about the role their city could play in the show’s future. When the Idol audition caravan gets moving again in the future, “Cincinnati is definitely on the radar,” Randy said. 



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