02 Jun

It was announced that 3 of the 4 American Idol judges will leave the show.  The question is….were they kicked off or did they exit by choice?  Well, according to most reports it is suggested they left on their own, but I’m not buying it.  The low ratings this season would likely mean they were forced out.  FINALLY…we can say GOODBYE to Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson!

Keith Urban is the only judge who has not officially announced his departure, but quite frankly he can go too.  He seems like a great guy, but never really added much in terms of feedback or excitement. The move to replace Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler with these mega stars, originally seemed like a good idea.  But as the cat fights began early on with Mariah and Nicki, it was clear this was a terrible decision.

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj obviously contributed to the low ratings this season and that she made my skin crawl from the start.  Her fake accent and colorful nicknames for each contestant got old fast. The continued bashing of the singers added to her tactless approach and fans definitely took notice.  Was she the downfall of AI?  Well, only time will tell.

Mariah was not much better rambling on without substance or constructive feedback.  And how many times did she say “I would have given you a standing ovation but my dress was too tight“.  Seriously, get some clothes that fit already….a millionaire without a proper wardrobe is “not hot“.  She is in her forties not twenties…when will that become clear to her?

The Producer’s are obviously scrambling to find replacements after dismal ratings this season.  Rumors swirling include the addition of Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson and the return of Jennifer Lopez.  However, the verdict is still out and with the sudden death of Bruno’s mom this week he may be out. I would personally love to see Hudson join the show, she was a contestant and should have great advice.  It’s likely JLo won’t return but they should hire her as a consultant to coach the judges!  She was clearly the best judge of any singing competition show and could teach them all a thing or two.  Maybe the judges should have taken her advice from above video.

Who would you like to see on Idol next year?  Will you even watch?  Is this the end of an era? Chime in and take the poll below.


Posted by on June 2, 2013 in AMERICAN IDOL BLOGS


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  1. Tom Nefeldt

    June 2, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I have heard that Keith was definitely out too. While I’d love to see Bruno on the panel, my guess his touring and recording schedule to too heavy. While he seemed to love his Mom dearly, her death in his mind may fade a little bit before they start shooting. I’m also right up there (the 50/50 votes for Bruno and JLO) with JLo, she’d be great. But who do they fill the remaining two seats with?

    • brittaj

      June 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Tom, Keith should go too! Sad about Bruno’s mom, doubt he will do it now.

      • Tom Nefeldt

        June 2, 2013 at 11:09 am

        You could be right, but I still hope he does do it.


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