Looks like the current American Idol judges are getting the BOOT! Well, with the exception of Randy Jackson. He "quit" instead of being fired. The struggling show's ratings have dipped 25% form last year and currently is having it's worst run in it's 12-year history.

Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban will not return for another season. Even the executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will be dropped and replaced. The series is set to under go a HUGE make over for a revamped series next season. Check out the article below.
“All four are gone,” the insider told TheWrap. “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.” [...]
All four judges have options to return for another season, but Fox won’t be picking them up, according to the knowledgeable individual, who said: “No more big checks for divas.”
               E! News confirmed with a Fox source that the report was somewhat true.
“Yes, we want to do a whole new panel—but, just like last time around, it depends on who we get,” a Fox source confirmed Wednesday to E! News in response to a report that all four judges will be leaving after this season because the now 12-year-old show is in need of a massive jolt of new energy.
For starters, there will be “definitely no Mariah” next season, that’s “absolutely certain,” our insider says.
               Randy has also made a statement confirming his departure:
Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on ‘American Idol’ I have decided it is time to leave after this season.”
I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.

Source: Necole Bitchie

Just cancel the show already......give it up and let "The Voice" & "X-Factor" reign as the new singing competition show.