We've already learned that American Idol 2013 judge Randy Jackson officially won't return — we'll miss you, dawg! — and now word has it that Mariah will be fired after this season, according to American Idol Net.
It's "absolutely certain" that here will be “definitely no Mariah” in Season 13, a show insider reveals.
Does this mean Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban still might return? It sounds like that's a possibility.
“The others, it depends who we get [to take their place],” the source continues.
In other words, Keith and Nicki should probably hope that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez don't agree to join the show, as producers are reported to be hoping for.
A rumor had spread earlier this week that all four judges would in fact be let go by next season, along with longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe. But it's now sounding like the fates of all four judges has not quite been decided.
Although Mariah has had one of the most illustrious careers ever as a vocalist, she hasn't been the most dynamic judge this season.
And given that this season's ratings continue to drop, it's not surprise that the show feels a desperate need to switch things up.
So are you sad to see Mariah go? Or do you think that someone else would be better suited to be a "hero" on the judging panel?
Source: American Idol Net