Mariah, who’s currently promoting new single Beautiful ft. Miguel (which we LOVE), announced the news on Twitter yesterday via an official statement from her publicity team: “W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @mariahcarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol”.
The 30-year-old singer is currently working on her third album and will also be starring in upcoming movie The Other Woman, in which she plays Cameron Diaz‘s assistant.
Minutes later, Miss Minaj also announced her departure online. “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”, the High School singer tweeted to her 16 million followers.
The feisty pair of judges have provided some superb on-screen entertainment this series with their heated catfights and diva spats, so we’ll be sad to see them go.
Who do you think should step into their Idol shoes?
By Robyn Munson
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