MARIAH CAREY & NICKI MINAJ One & Done With ‘American Idol’

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Both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are both leaving ‘American Idol‘ after one season as judges. Mariah announced her departure first by re-tweeting her reps’ announcement.

W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol

Not to be outdone, “minutes later” Nicki confirmed the earlier rumors that she was leaving ‘American Idol’ as well with this tweet:

Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!

It’s a fitting conclusion for the “catfight” angle ‘American Idol’ has taken with Mariah and Nicki from the start. Now the only judge who’s “up in the air” is Keith Urban. I hope he stays; I thought he did a good job on the panel.


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