American Idol Judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are to be dropped as American Idol pushes the reset button on their judging panel.
Reports says, New judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban won't be back next season which may include original judge Randy Jackson'.
See Randy's statement...
Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on ‘American Idol’ I have decided it is time to leave after this season.”According to NEW YORK POST. Read below.
I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.
"All four are gone," a show insider said. "They feel they've lost their core audience and they want it back."
Viewership for Fox's genre-defining singing competition show have been in steady decline and the show's ratings are already down 22 percent this season with the show hitting a record low last week when it attracted just 11 million viewers. At it's peak in 2007, the show was pulling in 30 million viewers a week.
The first of the four judges to go will definitely be Mariah Carey, who is making a reported $18M for the current season of "Idol," according to E! Online.
The fate of the other three judges is less certain as Fox will only make decisions based on who they can get to replace them.