Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj leaving American Idol

By | Published on Monday 3 June 2013

American Idol

Marking a sad, sad day in the shelf life and times of ‘American Idol’, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are to follow long time ‘AI’ arbitrator Randy Jackson’s lead and exit the show.

“Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!”, tweeted Minaj last Thursday, only shortly after Carey’s camp had made an official confirmation to the same effect.

All of which leaves only Keith Urban to preside (potentially, since he may quit too) over the fates of auditionees for ‘American Idol’ season thirteen, which is meant to start filming in the new year.

Season twelve, by the way, closed in mid-May with the ‘AI’s least watched finale ever.