American Idol announced that Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will be sitting at the judges table alongside Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson, but Carey is allegedly already butting heads with one of them.
In July, Fox confirmed that the diva, Mariah Carey, would be joining Idol, and for months rumors were going around as to who would join her. Would it be former Disney stars Nick Jonas or Miley Cyrus, high profile Kanye West or former Idol, Adam Lambert. Well…none of those. It turned out to be over the top rapper Nicki Minaj, and country mainstay, Keith Urban. This makes it the first time since 2010 that Idol is going back to the four person panel…But will it help?
The ratings have still been impressive, but are slacking compared to what they were in the reality show’s heyday. The two newest judges made their debut this weekend in New York and already things are not looking good. Back in the day Simon Cowell’s ego made for good TV, but will that be true for these judges?
While critiquing a contestant in NYC, Minaj was reportedly interrupted multiple times by Carey. It was said that Minaj just kept on going, getting louder as the interruptions kept coming. An Idol spy told TMZ, “These girls just don’t like each other.”
It’s also been reported that when a producer called Carey to tell her about Minaj joining the show, she hung up.
American Idol is scheduled to return in January 2013, if they make it through the auditions with all the judges intact that is.
Should this show just hang it up? What do you think?