All the American Idol 2013 spoilers were announcing that all four of the American Idol judges 2013 would not be back for Season 13 and it appears we are three-fourths of the way there, as Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have both confirmed that they are leaving American Idol and will not return for American Idol Season 12. Randy Jackson has already confirmed it, so it is down to Keith Urban. Will he be back? Is anyone surprised by this information?

American Idol 2013 Judges

In a tweet from Nicki Minaj, she said:

“Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”

Mariah Carey never tweeted out her own message, but did a retweet of a message from her publicity firm:

“W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol”

So, it appears they both want to blame their musical careers are the reason, but we all know Idol producers didn’t want them back, right? Will we get that all-alumni judges’ panel next season? Are you sad to see Mariah or Nicki leave?

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