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All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« on: May 09, 2013, 04:04:54 PM »
Wow! I think this is a big mistake! Has AI jumped the shark?

"American Idol" is going nuclear for Season 13.

None of the four judges on the singing competition will be asked to return next season, an individual with knowledge of Fox's plans told The Wrap. Longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe is expected to get the boot. And despite reports to the contrary, Fox isn't even considering bringing former judge Jennifer Lopez back as a lifesaver for next season.

Like we said: nuclear.

"All four are gone," the insider told TheWrap. "They feel they've lost their core audience and they want it back."

Driven by this belief and the need to attract younger viewers, Fox is set to make major on-air changes to "Idol," the most notable of which will be an entirely new judging panel. New judges pop icon Mariah Carey, rapper Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban won't be back. Even original judge Randy Jackson won't survive the blood bath this time around.

A Fox spokesperson declined to comment for this story.

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 07:23:33 PM »
Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson: I'm leaving 'Idol'
Bill Keveney, USA TODAY 7:41 p.m. EDT May 9, 2013
The musician and producer, who has been at the judges' table since the first season, says he's not coming back.

Dawg, he's no longer in it to win it.

Randy Jackson, the musician and producer who has been a judge on American Idol since Season 1, says he will not be coming back to the panel for Season 13 next year.

"Yo! Yo! Yo!" he said in a statement released by his publicist. "To put all of the speculation to rest, after twelve years of judging on American Idol I have decided 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."

Fox declined comment.

The "speculation" Jackson refers to is Idol's drifting fortunes this season, with friction between panel-mates Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, and ratings down double digits year over year. The situation has spurred conjecture and some unsourced reports that Fox is planning an overhaul for next spring's cycle.

The "speculation" Jackson refers to is Idol's drifting fortunes this season, with friction between panel-mates Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, and ratings down double digits year over year. The situation has spurred conjecture and some unsourced reports that Fox is planning an overhaul for next spring's cycle.

With Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, Jackson was part of the original 2002 judging trio that helped turn Idol into the country's biggest TV show and a pop culture phenomenon. Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest are the only on-air originals who remain.

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 09:03:11 PM »
Jennifer Lopez was honestly a good judge. Who are they expecting, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? :res:

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 09:03:55 PM »
Read that Mariah had enough with Nicki and felt that she doesn't need this platform.

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 11:39:05 PM »
I miss Randy + Paula + Simon so much... I doubt I'll watch next season with none of the original judges. :(


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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 11:40:21 PM »
Jennifer Lopez was honestly a good judge. Who are they expecting, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? :res:

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 11:42:51 PM »
Jennifer Lopez was honestly a good judge. Who are they expecting, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? :res:

I actually heard rumors its Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, P!nk and some guy named Diddy.
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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 11:45:46 PM »
Jennifer Lopez was honestly a good judge. Who are they expecting, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? :res:

I actually heard rumors its Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, P!nk and some guy named Diddy.

JB is the new Nicki. :P

And I think it's P.Diddy. Not to be racist, but they need a black guy to replace a black guy.
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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 12:34:03 AM »
If Justin Bieber is on that panel, I'll stop watching. I actually gave AI 12 a chance because I liked Keith and Mariah on the panel (after which I preferred Nicki more due to her honesty).


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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 05:34:09 AM »
Is American Idol running out of good judges? :res: Well, I pretty agree about Randy not coming back, I personally think that his judging is just "He/She's in it to win it", etc. But, I *honestly* like Nicki's way of judging. She's brutally honest! She knows what's the best for the contestant. She's the one that I can compare the style of judging with Simon Cowell. :luvya:

For me, I really like to see Simon and Nicki together in the same panel, although it won't be happen, because it's too good to be true! :lol:
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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 07:00:47 AM »
I like Nicki too and Keith. Randy has never been much of a judge with his DAWG and In-it-to-win-it. He was an offset to some of the nasty things that Simon would say but for useful criticism, not much.

Nicki tells it like it is.

I couldn't understand why this news would leak yesterday, on the day when the final two would be revealed, now I wonder if it was leaked on purpose.

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 07:40:43 AM »
I think it doesn't matter anymore. I think after giving American Idol a second shot after three years (AI 8 was the last season I watched completely)... I think it's time to go on hiatus/give up on the show again. :lol3:

I think I'll go with The Voice... although I think the show has an even more unfair elimination system. :groan:

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 08:18:57 AM »
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Radar recently reported that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is planning a complete overhaul of the current judging panel. Apparently he is hoping to replace the existing judges with a “dream team” consisting of Justin Bieber, Pink, Selena Gomez and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

I was REALLY KIDDING about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez and was still in bed when I typed their names. Gosh, I didn't expect it to be true!!!! :lol3:

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 06:28:53 PM »
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Radar recently reported that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is planning a complete overhaul of the current judging panel. Apparently he is hoping to replace the existing judges with a “dream team” consisting of Justin Bieber, Pink, Selena Gomez and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs.

I was REALLY KIDDING about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez and was still in bed when I typed their names. Gosh, I didn't expect it to be true!!!! :lol3:

Maybe they are quoting you!  :lol3:
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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 09:03:07 PM »
I'll hyperventilate with a heart attack if JB is really a judge.

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2013, 10:00:17 PM »
If the rumor is true I will not be watching Idol again.  I would like them to try former Idol winners as judges.  There has been some really creative contestants.  I was surprised I liked Nicki as a judge until she started pushing her favorites rather than the best performances.  I also feel they did not pick a great group of contestants this season.  I was only interested in a few rather than in the past the top 10 were great.  My pick, Angie is gone, gone, gone. :'(

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013, 01:32:33 AM »
If the rumor is true I will not be watching Idol again.  I would like them to try former Idol winners as judges.  There has been some really creative contestants.  I was surprised I liked Nicki as a judge until she started pushing her favorites rather than the best performances.  I also feel they did not pick a great group of contestants this season.  I was only interested in a few rather than in the past the top 10 were great.  My pick, Angie is gone, gone, gone. :'(

Word. I remembered they wanted to pick Adam Lambert up as a judge then realized that he isn't popular enough. I'm thinking Kelly Clarkson would be a great judge! She's a hilarious person! :lol3:

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2013, 07:24:43 PM »
I'll hyperventilate with a heart attack if JB is really a judge.

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 08:19:09 PM »
I'll hyperventilate with a heart attack if JB is really a judge.

 :lol3:  I'm pretty sure you are safe..
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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2013, 05:19:44 PM »
From E!online.com:
http://www.eonline.com/news/422628/jennifer-hudson-signs-on-as-american-idol-judge-plus-find-out-who-else-is-close-to-coming-aboard?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_topstories

Jennifer Hudson Signs On as American Idol Judge! (Plus, Find Out Who Else Is Close to Coming Aboard)
by Kristin Dos Santos and Marc Malkin

American Idol has nailed down its first alum turned judge: Jennifer Hudson.

Multiple sources confirm exclusively to E! News that the Oscar-winning singer has signed a deal to sit at the judges' table this fall for season 13. The other two spots are also intended for former Idol contestants: Kelly Clarkson and either Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.

We're told that Clarkson is also close to signing on. No word yet on whether Lambert or Aiken will fill the final spot, but producers are expected to keep the panel to three members.

The "superstar-alum" theme is aimed at reclaiming some of Idol's lost viewership—the series is down about 10 million viewers from two years ago, in part because of the success of The Voice.

Fox (smartly) wants to highlight Idol's upper hand: It's the only singing competition to actually manufacture top-selling stars.

"It's Idol alums bringing in the next generation," says one Fox source of the reasoning behind the casting for season 13.

Current judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban will not be returning.

Hudson didn't win the show's third season but went on to have one of the most high-profile careers, winning an Academy Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls. She most recently appeared on the second season of NBC's troubled and now-canceled series Smash.

Fox had no comment on Hudson's casting.

Would you tune in for Jennifer Hudson and an all-alum panel?
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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2013, 07:18:38 PM »
HMMMMM! Interesting article. I wonder if this will revamp AI.
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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2013, 10:16:36 PM »
I will watch Jennifer! She's hilarious! And Kelly too! But I think they need someone mean on the panel!

I miss JLo. :(

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2013, 11:17:10 PM »
Why don't we elcect new judges for every new season? That way, it adds freshness and anticipation for every season. Love to see Haley Reinhart be a judge one day. Favorite singer ever!

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2013, 12:49:07 AM »
Haley was robbed. :'(

I would love for Kelly Clarkson to be a judge too! But it's better only to have one former contestant on the panel each year!

Why don't they just put Jimmy Lovine on the panel? He's mean, he's straight to the point and he speaks truth at times too.

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Re: All Four Judges Fired For 2014?
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2013, 02:51:44 AM »
I think I'd end up watching with Jennifer and Kelly. Smart move by Idol.


 

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