The talent show reality series has gone through more line-up changes than Destiny’s Child and the Temptations combined.
Sources close to American Idol have all but confirmed that all four judges – Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson – are out. There is no word on any replacements at this time. Nor is there word from Fox or Fremantle regarding their exits.
As previously reported, Jackson announced that the current season will be his last. He has been a judge since the shows inaugural season 12 seasons ago.
Although this is the the season’s most talented bunch yet and probably the best since Carrie Underwood took the crown, Idol has completely suffered from declining ratings and execs have been trying to scramble to recover. Maybe they were banking on the Nicki-Mariah beef? We only got a couple of good shades from that.
- Randy Jackson leaving “American Idol” (cbsnews.com)
- American Idol Cleans House! Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, & Randy Jackson Are All OUT! (perezhilton.com)
- American Idol Sources Confirm All Four Judges Are Gone – No More Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban or Randy Jackson (eonline.com)