Right on the heels of Mariah Carey’s announcement that she wouldn’t be returning to American Idol next season, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to announce the same.
Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 30, 2013
Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!
And with Randy Jackson out as well, that means only one judge from season 12 remains: Keith Urban.
Mariah Carey Leaving American Idol
So will he return? When Life & Style last chatted with the country crooner, he told us, “I would, yeah. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day and that’s a rarity.”
But like Mariah and Nicki, music is also on the forefront of Keith’s mind – and he admits that nothing is set in stone for judging the next season of the Fox competition series.
"All I know is there is talk about it, but no one knows yet," he’s told Life & Style. "…I’m pushing out my album. Putting things together. I hit the road in July."
Randy Jackson Leaving American Idol After 12 Seasons
As we reported yesterday, Mariah decided to leave the series in order to focus on her many projects. She’s putting the finishing touches on her much anticipated forthcoming album, headlining the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular show, appearing in Lee Daniels’ The Butler (opening in August) and embarking on a world tour, which kicks off in October.
Do you think Keith should stay? Are you sad to see Mariah and Nicki go? Who do you think should replace them? Sound off in comments!
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