Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj both confirmed that they are not returning as judge for the next season of FOX’s reality singing competition American Idol.
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Rumors about Jennifer Lopez replacing Mariah Carey in the panel of American Idol Season 12 may have been dismissed. A source told Radar Online that J.Lo initiated talks and approached FOX to make a return to the show in 2014.
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Executives and producers of American Idol reportedly consider switching judges, from Mariah Carey and again to Jennifer Lopez. The issue came out in the wake of disappointing ratings of the said show this season.
Candice Glover performed “When You Believe” by Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston on American Idol Season 12 Top 5 performance night “Divas” and “Birth Year” themed-week April 17 episode.
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Amber Holcomb performed her own rendition of “Without You” by Mariah Carey on American Idol Season 12 Top 5 performance night “Divas” and “Birth Year” themed-week April 17 episode.
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