According to recent rumors, American Idol is in trouble – so much so that FOX executives reportedly hatched a plan to dump Mariah Carey halfway through the current season and bring back former judge Jennifer Lopez.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carey’s team threatened legal action after learning of the plot, which was then abandoned by the network. A FOX spokesperson commented: “This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale.”
The show’s producer, Nigel Lythgoe, added: “I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season.”
Many speculate that the problem with Idol’s low ratings this season is the constant feuding between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, and some fans think one – or both – of the judges should be replaced to help save the show.
So what do you think? Hypothetically, if they were to replace one of the judges, which judge should get the ax to help save American Idol?
One K-EARTH 101 listener has some pretty strong opinions on the matter – listen below.