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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:53 am
With J-Lo and Steven both out and rumours that Randy is also being removed as a judge, Mariah Carey has officially signed on for the next season of American Idol. Personally i don't know what to think. Is she just another star wanting to reboot her career? We will see how it goes.

TV Line wrote:It's Official: Mariah Carey Signs as American Idol Judge for Season 12 — Is She a Good Choice?
by Michael Slezak
Get More: American Idol, Casting News, News, Reality TV, TCA Press Tour

It’s not just a sweet, sweet fantasy: They belong together. Yes indeed, after several days of intense speculation, Fox announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills Monday that Mariah Carey has officially signed on as an American Idol judge for the show’s upcoming 12th season.

“I am so excited to be joining Idol,” Carey shared via a phone call to Fox boss Kevin Reilly, just seconds after he shared the news with the TCA crowd. “I wanted to be there today and I wish I could have been there myself to tell you. I can’t wait to get started in a couple months.”

Reilly — who confirmed that Steven Tyler as well as Jennifer Lopez are both “100 percent” done with their Idol runs — said that judge Randy Jackson, Carey’s co-manager, was “instrumental” in bringing the songstress to the show.

With a nod to the increase in singing competitions — Fox’s own X Factor included — Reilly said, “Not being the only game in town now, we needed to keep things fresh” on Idol. That said, “There’s really nothing else we can confirm” about Season 12, he noted.

Earlier in the day, Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe weighed in on the very public search for new judges, saying, “I would like to see the judges change every year. It’s horrible to be in this position where you guys [in the press] are asking, ‘Who’s it going to be?’ and there are thousands of names being thrown out,” said Lythgoe. “And it’s unfair on negotiations. You can’t negotiate with somebody in a public marketplace.”

As for Carey, she served as a guest mentor during Top 7 Week on Season 7 of Idol, resulting in a stellar night of music focused around the diva’s songbook that included David Cook’s “Always Be My Baby,” Jason Castro’s “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” Carly Smithson’s “Without You,” and Syesha Mercado’s “Vanishing.”

Carey had also been scheduled to serve as an advisor for Simon Cowell on Season 1 of his U.S. version of The X Factor, but was forced to cancel a trip to France to whittle down his roster of female solo contestants when Hurricane Irene grounded her plane in New York.

Carey’s addition to the Idol judges’ table comes in the wake of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler recently annoucning plans to exit Fox’s ratings behemoth after respective two-year stints on the panel. What’s more, Carey’s Idol gig creates something of a competitive conundrum in her own household: Husband Nick Cannon hosts NBC’s category competitor America’s Got Talent, which typically overlaps with Idol for a week or two in May.

The “Vision of Love” singer’s potential strengths as a judge are obvious: As one of the most successful power vocalists in modern music history, her opinions on contestants’ performances — and her advice for how they can improve — immediately carry more heft than Auto-Tune-reliant predecessors like Lopez or Paula Abdul. What’s more, Carey doesn’t seem driven by the need to be viewed as relentlessly nice — a problem that has plagued many artists-turned-judges (see Steven Tyler describing everything over the last two seasons as “beautiful.”) Indeed, during her more than two decades in the spotlight, Carey has been known for being outspoken, a little bit cheeky, and occasionally biting. Plus, she brings a little of the unpredictability factor that Tyler and Abdul were known for (see video of her infamous/hilarious Home Shopping Network appearance.)

If Carey is willing to use her critical ear and her candor — and not grind her personality down to a smooth, test-marketed monument to blandness and “gold stars for everyone!” — she could be a great boost for the show’s short-term buzz and long-term sustainability.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:09 am
Its official, Keith Urban has left The Voice for American Idol. Nicki Minaj (yuck i have to put up with her fake looks), Mariah Carey and Randy "should have left" Jackson are the new judges.

TV Tonight wrote:Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj confirmed for American Idol.

Following weeks of speculation, Keith Urban is now officially hitched as judge to American Idol, with a pay packed tipped at $4m.

Urban quit The Voice last week ahead of the official announcement by FOX.

“I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice,” he said.

“And as much as I’d love to do it again, it’s clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments, will keep me from being a part of the second season.”

Presumably “other commitments” means the FOX season.

Urban joins Mariah Carey, said to be on $18m, rapper Nicki Minaj on a reported $8m and veteran Randy Jackson who resumes as a judge despite some talk he may adopt a mentor role.

Auditions are getting underway in the US with the series to return in January.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:31 am
Returning: American Idol

American Idol returns to TEN on January 17, after several years of screening on Foxtel.

TEN’s right to exercise its license for the show caught Foxtel unawares -it had previously touted the show as part of its 2013 line-up.

But TEN has swooped on the show with judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and ex-Voice judge, Keith Urban.

So far TEN’s promos are whipping up the hyperbole referring to Urban as “Australia’s favourite son” and “the world’s biggest show.”

TEN will fast-track the series premieres on Thursday 17 Jan and continues on Friday 18, just hours after the US.

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/12/ret ... dol-4.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:43 pm
TEN bumps American Idol from 8:30 to 7:30 start for tonight. Living Room summer series is now 9:30pm.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:42 pm
That Nicki Minaj has totally put me off watching it, I couldn't stand looking at the plastic wannabe!

Harsh, but true :X

Plus I have no interest in what she has to say.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:43 pm
I tried to watch the whole episode but gave up 1hr into it. The show is dated. Plain and simple. X Factor and The Voice make this look amateurish.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:10 pm
I haven't watched, but isn't this supposed to be a talent show not a forum for giant judge egos (Mariah and Nicki this isn't all about you :roll: ).

This was 15th in the ratings for Thursday with 539,000 viewers and last night there was a drop to 524,000 but still made 11th place. Beaten by news, cricket, tennis and Poirot on ABC :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:33 am
Bumped: American Idol, The Living Room.

TEN’s The Living Room is heading back to its original timeslot of 7:30pm Fridays, with American Idol about to make way.

There are two changes for American Idol across the next two weeks, so here’s how it will play out:

Thursday March 7
7:30pm American Idol (Males perform)

Friday March 8
7:30pm American Idol (Females perform)

Saturday March 9
8:30pm American Idol (Top 10 revealed).

However, the week after there is a permanent move by TEN:

Thursday March 14
7:30pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (dbl ep)

Friday March 15
7:30pm The Living Room
8:30pm American Idol (Top 10 performance / Results show) 2.5 hours

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2013/02/bum ... -room.html
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11/5/15 Fox cancels American Idol

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:01 am
This is amazing reality show. I love and watch it.
It gives opportunity people who has the talent.
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