American Idol needs serious help! More importantly, it needs some judges!
While we’d love nothing more than to see Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson reunite — we can dream a little, can’t we? — it seems Fox and the show’s production companies are looking to bring former Idol contestants to the judging panel.
Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have reportedly been contacted, while Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken remain at the top of the list.
Contestant Angie Miller spoke out about this potential plan and said:
There's no hiding it now — and if you didn't watch that shizz live last night, you're no fan anyway! Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough have won this season of Dancing With The Stars!
Mind-blowingly, it was the 16th season! That doesn't seem possible!
So how did it happen? Kellie and Derek earned perfect 30s for their routines, which even had a dramatic freestyle number that had people in tears! No joke! Then they earned extra points from their cha-cha relay, and squeaked out the win!
We're so proud of the duo, and you gotta watch the winning moment… with clips of their stylish moves (above)!! What a night for them! Is there any reality talent show she can't do well on (we're lookin' at you, American Idol!)??
Oh, and we totally had an EXCLUSIVE interview with Kelly — you should check that out AFTER THE JUMP!
Will LaToya Jackson be replacing Randy Jackson on American Idol?
OK, probably not!
But she and Chelsea Handler do give a pretty great audition!
They even throw some shade at Mariah Carey! They'll fit right in! LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out the HIGHlarious Chelsea Lately clip …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
It was the combination of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson (and the talent) that initially got the world hooked on American Idol, so maybe the only thing that can save it would be getting the original trio back together!!!
And perhaps, just perhaps, Simon is starting to think that too???
Over the weekend, Simon tweeted one of the nicest things we’ve ever heard from him, saying:
We guess that NO ONE can escape the wrath of lip-synching accusations on the internet!
Beyoncé faced it after her rendition of the National Anthem at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, and now, Mariah Carey has come under fire for her performance medley of her biggest hits on American Idol's 12th season finale last night!
And it was NOT pretty!
After Twitter essentially EXPLODED with criticism over what some viewers perceived to be bad lip-synching, as her voice did not always appear to match the audio during the live feed, the diva's representative quickly issued a statement that DENIES any wrongdoing on her client's part!
In fact, while Mimi DID sing along to a pre-recorded track, as many artists regularly do, her rep is adamant that she "performed with a 40-person choir" and "SANG LIVE."
We’d have thought that American Idol’s season finale win and Jennifer Lopez's performance would have aided in its ratings woes.
Clearly, we thought wrong. Last night’s results garnered the lowest ratings the show has seen in the history of its finales. In fact, it was down a whopping 47% in preliminary ratings from last year’s finale.
YIKES! Almost half!!
This is definitely not a good sign from Idol, only highlighting its dire need for change. With all of its judges' problems and rumors of the show’s format being revamped, it seems anything will do to bring in the numbers!
Idol must be saved!
[Image via FOX.]
Hmmmm did Mariah Carey have something to do with this!?!?
Turns out, Nicki Minaj is just a little too seXXXy for American Idol’s liking!!!
All of the other judges delivered AH-mazing performances on the Season 12 finale last night, so it was SUPER noticeable when Nicki was the only one to NOT take the stage.
Nicki explains why she didn’t perform AND why her High School music video didn’t premiere on the show: