Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey pic

The rumor mill is already in full swing as the end of this season of American Idol draws near.

According to reports, the shows producers will be axing both Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez is the rumored replacement for at least Carey.

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“They considered everything,” a source told E! News. “Including replacing just one and replacing both.”

Reports suggest that Jennifer Lopez is currently in negotiation with FOX for a return to the judges panel.

The producers of the show thought that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey feud and diva attitude would be great for the show’s ratings, but it has been quite the opposite.

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The producers reportedly love Nicki Minaj, but she has a slim chance of returning as a judge for next season.

“There will definitely be changes to the judging panel for next season,” sources said. “Fox thought the Nicki-Mariah contrast would make for ratings, but there is concern it is like nails on a chalkboard for middle-America viewers.”

Reps for American Idol are attempting to downplay the rumors.

Who would you want to see in the judges panel on American Idol next season?

  • Latoya Prendergast-Becks

    they dam boring!

  • Danique Martin

    one is kind a boring the other annoying.

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