Forgive me, but I didn't realize that American Idol was still going to be churning out seasons. I used to be addicted to the original talent showcase…and not just for the crazy first round auditions. On that note, do we know what William Hung is doing right now?
Once the show started trading out judges like Housewives trade out Hermes bags and cocktails, it seemed to be on a constant decline. My dawg Randy Jackson, the only original judge remaining, decided to cut his losses after the most recent season, and his counterparts have been quitting left and right. Keith Urban appears to be the only one who has any interest remaining on the sinking ship.
However–and I never saw this coming–there are loud rumblings that the show is in talks to bring back a former judge who I'd actually tune in to see. I never gave much thought to Jenny from the Block, but I'll readily admit that I really enjoyedJennifer Lopez on Idol. If she returns to judging, maybe I'll return to watching!
Do you know what this means? This means, it took 10 years, 11 months, and 20 days for Yo Yo Randy to make a worthwhile contribution to American Idol. You see, Randy started the "quit before they fire you" trend, as both Mariah and Nicki have announced that they, too, will not return to American Idol.
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First, Mariah's PR firm tweeted, "W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol."
Wow! Is American Idol really aiming for an all-alumni judging panel? This crazy – crazy good? crazy bad? not sure yet! – rumor seems to be true, and Jennifer Hudson is reportedly the first one to sign on the dotted line.
E! News reports that Jennifer will judge season 13 of American Idol with two other former contestants. Sources claim that producers want Kelly Clarkson, who is purportedly thisclose to accepting the gig, and either Adam Lambertor Clay Aiken.
Well, Keith Urban wants to judge another round provided the show isn't canceled after jumping the shark a few years ago. That's the kind of commitment I like to see from my superstars turned reality critics! I wonder when Mariah Carey will weigh in with her two cents…
I'll admit, I used to be obsessed with AI, but I couldn't tell you a recent winner. I did, however, name every last judge for a question last week at my local pizza place's trivia night. Blogging comes in handy all the time! It seems that I'm going to be forced to remember even more as the revolving door of panelists continues to…well…revolve.
Are y'all ready for another round of American Idol musical chairs?
American Idol's ratings are down a whopping 22% this season despite the addition of big name judges, country star Keith Urban, rapper Nicki Minaj, and pop diva Mariah Carey. The ratings-challenged series hit an all time low last week, attracting only 11 million viewers. In comparison, American Idol appealed to roughly 30 million viewers every week in its prime. Panic time!
Needless to say, Fox wants big changes, including all new judges. Again.
One judge beat them to the punch. Randy Jackson, the lone original judge, announced yesterday that season twelve will be his last. "Yo! Yo! Yo!" Randy told E!. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season."