Contact Us

Mariah Carey Officially Done as ‘American Idol’ Judge

Mariah Carey
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

In news that we all saw coming, Mariah Carey has officially announced that she will not be returning as a judge on ‘American Idol‘ for Season 13.

Rumors were swirling that all four judges would be out for the next season and with the newest announcement from Carey’s PR agency — it seems like those rumors were totally truthful. Mariah’s PR peeps (or tweeps in this case) tweeted:

The FOX network issued a joint statement with FremantleMedia (the production company behind ‘Idol) that read (via E! News), “Mariah Carey is a true global icon — one of the most accomplished artists on the planet — and we feel  extremely fortunate that she was able to bring her wisdom and experience to the ‘American Idol’ contestants this season. We know she will remain an inspiration to ‘Idol’ hopefuls for many seasons to come.”

Only the fate of Keith Urban remains a mystery. Nicki Minaj is most likely out as a judge as well with sources saying she would not be returning due to her busy touring and recording schedules. Veteran panelist Randy Jackson also quit the show after his 12th (very drama-filled!) season.

There have been rumors than an all ‘Idol’ alum panel was in the works, but so far it seems only Jennifer Hudson is the only former contestant to sign on in any capacity. There were also whispers of Kelly Clarkson taking over as a judge, though her rep denied that.

So who will join J. Hud (and maybe Keith Urban?) on Season 13 of ‘Idol’? It could be anyone at this point! J. Lo, keep your phone on your person at all times. Why do we think it might be ringing?

Next: Vote for Mariah Carey + Nick Cannon as Cutest Couple

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!