“American Idol” producers are reportedly set to fire all four celebrity judges, bringing in a entire new panel in hopes of regaining ratings. Us reports on Thursday, May 9 that the show’s big wigs are are ready to ax everyone after the end of “American Idol” season 12.
The judges panel on “American Idol: consisting of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and veteran judge Randy Jackson will all be out of a job in the next few weeks.
Despite the raging conflict and hate-a-thon between the show’s two female judges, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey his panel just doesn’t have the spark and chemistry of judges past and could be a big reason why the show’s rating have dropped so drastically.
“All four are gone,” one insider is quoted as saying, adding that rumors of former judge Jennifer Lopez’s return are inaccurate. “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”
Reports indicate that “American Idol” producers are devising a new plan to revamp the show which includes building the new judges’ panel from scratch, they plan to adopt a more economic approach to recruiting talent.
“No more big checks for divas,” the source told The Wrap, after Carey netted a reported $18 million for one year, Minaj nabbed $12 million, and Lopez made $15 million.
Numerous attempts to contact Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj’s reps for comments have been unsuccessful.
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