Thursday, May 30, 2013
3 Gone...1 To Go?
It's now official. Both Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have joined fellow judge Randy Jackson as now former American Idol judges. In a move that surpised no one Carey and quickly followed by Minaj announced their departure from the show. I question them "quitting" rather than being fired, but they have to save face somehow I guess. They both had a few good moments, some questionable ones and obviously the very memorable fight and then incredibly awkward tension throughout the season. So I guess that's one way to be memorable.
We still have no word from Keith Urban who does want to return. I am indifferent on him. Take a look at their statements below. We will be back on the blog as soon as we hear any confirmation about new judges and/or Keith Urban's role on the show.
Mariah Carey's Statement/Tweet:
"W/ global success of "#Beautiful" (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.
FOX on Mariah Carey:
Mariah Carey is a true global icon — one of the most accomplished artists on the planet — and we feel extremely fortunate that she was able to bring her wisdom and experience to the American Idol contestants this season,” noted a joint release from FOX, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment. “We know she will remain an inspiration to Idol hopefuls for many seasons to come
Nicki Minaj's Statement:
“Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”
FOX on Nicki Minaj:
“Nicki Minaj is a superstar who brought a level of honesty and passion to American Idol and who had a tremendous positive impact on so many contestants this season. Given her extremely busy career, we understand and respect her decision and wish her the best.”