After much speculation, Nicki Minaj has announced that she will not be returning to 'American Idol.' The news of her departure comes shortly after fellow 'Idol' judge Mariah Carey announced she was exiting from the show.
She's one and done. Mariah Carey's PR firm let the world know that the diva has exited 'American Idol' after one lucrative season as a judge. Her reps did so via a tweet issued with little fanfare. It's like she exited through the back door, stopping to confirm what everyone already knew with a Miss America-like wave goodbye.
Jennifer Hudson may not have won her season of 'American Idol' -- that honor eventually went to Fantasia Barrino in 2004, for Season 3 -- but she is making her grand return to the show. She has reportedly been drafted to serve as a judge for Season 13 in 2014.
Week after week, Candice Glover has graced the 'American Idol' stage, consistently giving breathtaking performances. Last night was no different. She sang Shirley Bassey's version of 'I Who Have Nothing' and received a standing ovation from the audience and judges.