Laurel Brown at ZAP2it wrote the following:
Nicki Minaj will not return to judge ‘American Idol’ Season 13
Nicki Minaj is the latest “American Idol” Season 12 judge to officially announce that she will not return for another season of the singing competition. Following the leads of Randy Jackson and — earlier on the same day — Mariah Carey, Minaj has announced that she is out the door and heading for more music.
Minaj announced the news on her Twitter account Thursday (May 30). She didn’t give a lot of details, but the singer’s style was definitely present:
“Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!”…
…Rumors indicate that a “american Idol” Season 13 will feature an all-new, three-person panel of judges composed of former “Idol” stars…
So…the first step in the process has started. But…the idea that all the judges will be returning Idols is still just a rumor. Who knows when it will be confirmed or denied.
The funny thing about all of this is by the time you read this, there might be more news…All I can do is report what I read and try to keep up!
Clay Aiken has been a judge on many different occasions. Some times he was playing a scripted role, but more often, he was actually on the judging panel. Do you remember Judge Aiken?
OK, American Idol…Here’s your new Judge!!!