This is going to be a messy breakup.
Rumors have been rampant that Mariah Carey was getting the boot, but now we're hearing that American Idol will be kicking its entire judging panel to the reality TV curb.
Say "Hi" to Britney Spears for us! LOLz (just kidding.. love you Brit Brit)
Mariah, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, and MAYBE EVEN Randy Jackson will be replaced in an effort to boost AI's sinking ratings.
A source close to production said:
"Yes, we want to do a whole new panel—but, just like last time around, it depends on who we get."
With the singing competition's ratings down a whopping 22 percent this season, there will ABSOLUTELY be no Mariah, but the "others, it depends who we get [to take their place]."
The fight for the 12th Idol is still WELL underway, but who will replace the not-so-beloved judges next season???!
Names like Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Pink, and Diddy have been thrown around, however we'll just have to wait until next season to see!
Tags: american idol, britney spears, diddy, fox, harry connick jr, judging panel replacements, keith urban, mariah carey, nicki minaj, pink, randy jackson, season 12