Fox’s former flagship competition series American Idol continues sinking as both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announced today they are jumping ship and won’t be back next season. Keep reading for both of their announcements as well as the statements from Fox and Idol producers on both Mariah and Nicki’s departures. Now begins what the show seems to be all about now, which is a competition show for judges competing to judge a singing competition show.
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Candice Glover was crowned the winner of American Idol season 12 last night, but today, she’s not who everyone is talking about. Instead, the AI judges are once again in the spotlight as Mariah Carey’s seven-minute medley performance is receiving criticism from viewers accusing her of lip syncing the whole thing. Keep reading for some of the harsh comments and a statement from Mariah’s rep insisting she was indeed singing. (Video included in case you missed it!)
Nicki Minaj signed on to be a judge for American Idol just before their current season began airing, joining fellow R&B diva Mariah Carey. The two personalities didn’t mesh well to say the least, and many fans feel that their non-stop feuding has taken away from the mission of the show — which is to find America’s top singer, not be a reality show about drama between the judges. With the show’s ratings at an all-time low, producers are feeling the pressure to make a change, and it appears that Nicki Minaj won’t be returning next season.
Randy Jackson, the last original American Idol judge remaining, announced he will leave the show at the end of the season. Find out why and what that means for the future of the show…
Matthew Farmer touched the hearts American Idol viewers earlier this week during the Long Beach, California auditions with his emotional story about how he overcame a devastating war injury he suffered while stationed in Iraq. However, according to a new report containing quotes from several soldiers he had served with, the whole thing is one big lie. Matt has since issued a rather lengthy statement in which he cops to lying and apologizes for his actions.
During the 2nd episode for season 12 of American Idol last night the show finally unveiled a contestant that was able to take the spotlight away from feuding Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. 21-year-old Lazaro Arbos, who emigrated to America from Cuba with his family when he was 10, lives with a severe stutter. When asked by Mariah Carey about his speech disorder the Naples, Florida resident said coping was like a “rollercoaster.” See his inspiring performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
Sometimes I just have to write these bad rascals up because of the wonderful pop name associations. I figured the opportunity may never come again to refer to Nicki Minaj, Steven Tyler and Bob Dylan in the same post so I better get to it before the times they start a changing. Tyler called out Minaj using Dylan as a reference and Nicki fired back via Twitter calling Tyler a racist based on his statements. Get the blow by blow that was blowing in the wind and find out why both Tyler and Minaj were way off base with their assumptions.
Watch Nicki Minaj give Mariah Carey a tongue lashing in a clip leaked from yesterday’s American Idol auditions. Oh, it’s on!
Jason Aldean may be married, but that didn’t stop him from engaging in a steamy cuddle session with a former American Idol star at a Los Angeles bar over the weekend. Now that the booze has worn off, he’s having to face the music and explain what the heck he was thinking.
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