Mariah Carey Departs American Idol


Pop diva Mariah has confirmed via Twitter that this would be her last time on popular TV series “American Idol.” The confirmation which came via her publicist stated W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol.”

Carey has followed closely behind fellow judge Randy Jackson who also announced his departure from the show. Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj are the only remainng judges on the show. Previous reports had indicated that Minaj would also be making an exit, however no official word has been released to confirm this.


There were also rumors circulating that all four judges were being booted from “Idol” because of poor ratings. However entertainment chairman of Fox Kevin Riley said all judges were welcome back for the shows 13th season but they would be returning to the three judge format.