Amid news that Alicia Keys are going to be activity her new song, "Tears continually Win," and Mariah Carey are going to be premiering her "Beautiful" video with Miguel on tonight's yankee Idol, AN business executive is coverage that the show is somewhat imploding behind the scenes and none of the judges are going to be returning for next season.
"All four area unit gone," the supply told TheWrap. "They feel they've lost their core audience and that they wish it back."
Randy Jackson confirmed his exit nowadays.
"Yo! Yo! Yo! to place all of the speculation to the remainder, once twelve years of judgment on yankee Idol I actually have determined it's time to go away once this season," he told E! News. "I am terribly happy with however we have a tendency to forever modified tv and also the music trade. it has been a life dynamical chance however i'm trying forward to that specialize in my company Dream bourgeois twenty one and different business ventures."
Coincidentally, perhaps, those "other busines ventures" won't embrace managing rate as he has been doing since 2011. The singer recently switched to identical management as Alicia Keys.
None of this extremely comes as a surprise, tho' (well, the Jackson half does). Nick Cannon had already hinted that his better half is bored stiff with the producers and her YMCMB co-panelist, oral communication that the show is simply a "footnote" in Carey's storied career. And Nicki aforesaid that she's been having a "dream" expertise, however left it open on whether or not or not she'll be returning.
All four of this judges (Keith Urban is that the fourth) have choices written into their contract for his or her come. Fox reps declined to comment.
Speculation is that the dip in ratings (the show is obtaining beat out by The Voice, wherever Usher and Shakira area unit new judges this season), and also the huge paychecks (MC signed on for $18 million; Nicki, $12 million) failed to the winning combination build.
"No additional huge checks for divas," aforesaid the business executive. that features Jennifer Lopez (who signed onto season ten for $15 million and was reported to be within the running for season 13). No mention has been manufactured from WHO is being thought of for the new panel.