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It’s Official! Mariah Carey Joins American Idol

American Idol Drama Nicki vs Mariah

Fox President Kevin Reilly announced today that Mariah Carey closed a deal to become a judge on the next season of American Idol. Mariah spoke to reporters via speakerphone at the TV Critics Association press tour where Reilly made the annoucement, saying: “I am so excited to be joining Idol. I wish I could have been there myself to tell you. It all kind of just happened real quickly. I can’t wait to get started in a couple months…I will see you in January!” Concerning the other two judges, Reilly also spoke out about their statuses. In regards to Randy Jackson, Reilly stated, “Randy has been working with Mariah for a long, long time and is in fact her co-manager. Randy was very instrumental in this deal.” Seems like Mr. Jackson will remain a judge, no? And as for J.Lo, Reilly put all the rumors to rest by saying there is no chance of her returning for the following season. “I think I can say that’s 100 percent that Jennifer won’t be coming back to the show.” What do you think about Mariah as a judge?

American Idol and X-Factor Still Looking For Replacements

American Idol is already on the look-out for some possible new judges even though the bosses at AI still hope that J.Lo will return. Names in consideration include Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Fergie, Katy Perry, and Will. I. Am. An Idol insider came out stating, “No one has signed any contracts yet and producers are currently putting out feelers and setting up meetings to see who they can get. We won’t know if Randy [Jackson] and Steven [Tyler] are returning until they see who else is on board.” Auditions for the 12th season of American Idol are currently underway with the producer’s rounds with no judges in attendance. But there are only 3 more cities to go so the clock is ticking on finalizing the judges table. Over on X-Factor replacements for the two vacant judging positions were filled a long time ago of course by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato but Simon Cowell has yet to find a replacement for Steve Jones as host of the show when it returns for its second season. Sources say that Cowell wants to return to his original plan of having two hosts; one male and one female. At the moment many names are being tossed around with hopefuls including George Clooney’s gf Stacey Keibler, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez, and Erin Andrews. A source claims Cowell isn’t rushing to fill the slots. “They’re doing the auditions without a host so it’s no big deal they don’t have hosts right now,” the source said. “Simon really wants to take his time. The two-person thing didn’t work out the first time and he wants to make sure it works this time.” Stay tuned with official news on replacements for both singing competition shows.

Is Jennifer Leaving Idol?

8th Annual March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon - Arrivals

Although J.Lo has yet to make a public announcement regarding her future on Idol it seems as if she won’t be returning next season. The main reason for her calling it quits: she’s extremely busy. This summer Jennifer is set to go on tour in Latin America and the U.S with Enrique Iglesias and eventually wants to make it a worldwide tour. This will leave Jennifer on the road until the end of the year giving her no time to be in the U.S when the next round of Idol auditions begin. While J.Lo has some major decisions to make Fox could make her decision easier by offering her a much bigger payday.

Paula Abdul leaving Idol?!

14th Annual DesignCare benefiting The HollyRod Foundation - Arrivals

Well, yesterday we all heard there IS a possiblity that American Idol judge Paula Abdul may not be returning this season. What?! Now, Paula does mess up her words a bit and sometimes doesn’t make sense, but Idol without her would be so….boring. Who would Simon joke with and pick on? So..do you want Paula to stay, or leave?

And your American Idol Is…

2009 American Idol Finale - Press Room


I feel so happy, sad for Adam, ..ahh! Idk how to explain it!



2010 People's Choice Nominations Press Conference

Their Choice

Kris –> Ain’t No Sunshine

Randy: shows what artist he can be and what record he can make

Kara: If you aren’t moved by him, then something’s wrong with you

Paula: great artist

Simon: takes back everything he said after the performance

Simon Fuller’s Choice

Kris–> What’s Goin On

Randy: a little bit light

Kara: he uplifts people

Paula: made Marvin gaye proud

Simon: was like 3 friends strumming along/too laid back

Winning Song

Kris–> No Boundaries

Randy: amazing competitor, voice fits song better than Adam’s

Kara: compelling artist

Paula: amazing; deserves to be there

Simon: highlight = first song, but deserves to be where he is

Kris won Round 1!



"Lovelace" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Their Choice:

Adam –> Mad World

Randy: A+  for Adam

Kara: incredible artist

Paula: great job, theatrical taste

Simon: over theatrical

Simon Fuller’s Choice:

Adam –> Change Is Gonna Come

Randy: unbelievable

Kara: best performance + interpretation of song

Paula: superstar! and iconic!

Simon: 100% back in the game

Winning Song

Adam –> No Boundaries

Randy: can sing anything but a lil pitchy

Kara: moved and proud

Paula: will be a fan no matter what he sings

Simon: one of the best and original contestants ever on the show

Rounds 2 and 3 went to Adam!