Now that Upfronts 2015 have entered the scheduling phase, we thought most of the major renewals, cancellations and pickups had delivered their biggest surprises. Not so apparently, as FOX has decided to put American Idol out to pasture after 15 seasons, ending the reality singing competition for good next year.
It looks like Ryan Seacrest will soon be the only original member of 'American Idol' left on the show. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that former judge Randy Jackson has announced that he is officially leaving 'Idol' for good.
The 'American Idol' finale celebrated the conclusion of its 13th season by inviting big stars onto its stage to perform alongside the former contestants and two finalists. Check out performances by Demi Lovato, Paramore, Phillip Phillips and more.
The rumors have been out there for a couple of weeks about who will be on the next judging panel for American Idol, this morning Fox confirms those rumors by announcing the new judging panel for season 13 of the singing competition reality show.
As had been rumored for a while, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both publicly confirmed that they are leaving 'American Idol' after this season, following the announcement that Randy Jackson was also retiring. This leaves Keith Urban as the last judge standing, though perhaps not for long.
Candice Glover was named the winner of Season 12 of 'American Idol,' defeating Kree Harrison, who was voted the runner-up! Congrats, Candice. The world needs a belter like you to be Whitney Houston's heir apparent!
Earlier today (May 9), we learned that ‘American Idol’ producers reportedly plan to replace judges Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban with a new set of panelists next season due to low ratings. Never one to bite her tongue, Minaj responded to the rumors and Jackson confirmed that he has, in fact, decided to call it quits.
There were rumors that there was going to be a big 'American Idol' shake-up, but before anything was made official Randy Jackson has given the show his walking papers. Jackson announced today that Season 12 will be his last on the hit show.
'American Idol' used to be the hottest show on television, but after 13 years, it's starting to show its age. The show's ratings have slipped from regularly having 30 million viewers to now somewhere around 11 million. And though the show has had some different judges over the course of its run, it's now looking to ditch all four current judges to have a fresh face for season 13.