Contact Us

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are Officially Out of ‘American Idol’

Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj
Getty Images

As had been rumored for a while, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both publicly confirmed that they are leaving ‘American Idol‘ after this season, following the announcement that Randy Jackson was also retiring. This leaves Keith Urban as the last judge standing, though perhaps not for long.

After facing a steep decline in ratings during Season 12, ‘American Idol’ is looking to reinvent itself in Season 13. Not only has longtime Fox reality chief Mike Darnell left the network, but three of the four current judges have officially exited the program as well. Today it was Carey and Minaj, who — as Variety points out — announced their departure via Twitter. Here is Carey’s announcement through her publicity firm:

 

While Minaj did it herself with this tweet:

Word has long been that the two women had as tempestuous a relationship off-screen as on, so it’s surprising one didn’t stick around simply to gloat. But as there seems to be an ‘Idol’ house cleaning going on, perhaps both were asked to leave. It’s unknown where the show will go from here, though Jennifer Hudson has signed up to be a new judge, with the rumored new concept that the judges will be a panel of former winners/contestants. We’ll let you know when or if Keith Urban also departs.

More from Newstalk 1050

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksisradio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSIS Radio 1050 AM, News-Sports-Weather quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KSIS Radio 1050 AM, News-Sports-Weather quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!