From what we’re hearing, it looks like none of the American Idol judges will be returning for Season 13 next year.
Randy Jackson has already confirmed he is quitting the show (although we heard his contract wouldn’t have been renewed anyway). Mariah Carey already has one foot out the door and husband Nick Cannon has made it clear his wife doesn’t need the gig anyway. We haven’t heard anything really negative about Keith Urban, but it seems like he just hasn’t been engaging enough to inspire the producers to keep him around another season.
As for Nicki Minaj, well, there are a whole lot of fans who will be happy to hear she probably won’t be back for American Idol 2014.
According to various reports, it looks like FOX is likely planning to axe all four current American Idol judges, including Nicki Minaj. Although true Nicki supporters believe she’s brought a new, fresh, modern feel to the show, a lot of viewers are not so happy with her antics. Some fans and show critics have blamed a lot of the falling American Idol ratings on Nicki’s brash behavior, disrespectful attitude, weird critiques, and nasty commentary toward fellow judge Mariah Carey both on TV and online.
During a press conference call on Monday, FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said nothing official about the American Idol judges was set in stone yet, except the previously announced exit of Randy Jackson.
What do you think? Should Nicki Minaj be fired from American Idol?