If it looked like Mariah Carey wasn’t having a good time as judge on the last season of American Idol, well, it’s because she wasn’t. The singing diva now sums up her brief time on the aging talent show as “like going to work every day in hell with Satan” — her apparent nickname for femcee rival Nicki Minaj.
Thursday afternoon brought confirmation of one of the TV talent world’s worst-kept secrets: Dueling divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have joined Randy Jackson as the latest American Idol judge to bid au revoir to the aging talent series.
Jennifer Hudson has signed on to serve as a judge on the 13th season of American Idol, E! News said Friday. The Oscar and Grammy Award-winning got her Hollywood start after appearing on the third season of the aging singing competition in 2004.
Nicki Minaj is reportedly leaving American Idol after one controversial season on the judges’ panel. Instead of returning to the Idol stage to dole out advice to aspiring popsters, the femcee intends to instead concentrate on her next album, touring and celebrity endorsements
After surviving rows between 12 seasons of bad auditions, bickering banter between Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul and most recently the descent of Hurricane Carey-Minaj, Randy Jackson’s finally fed up with American Idol. The struggling talent show’s lone original judge says he’s leaving the program after next week’s season finale.