Reports have surfaced claiming that all four American Idol judges and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will be replaced before next season due to poor ratings.
“All four are gone,” a source said about current judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”
The insider also added that the increasing salaries for stars working on the show will not be considered: ”No more big checks for divas.”
Lythgoe will also be replaced, with major changes coming to the format of the show. Auditions will still take place, but tribute nights during the live shows will be eliminated.