They have tried to boost ratings by bringing in star power on the judges panel. It seems that the new thing is for an artist to come in for a season or two, bank several millions, then move on with their careers, the last being J Lo who scored real big in her cash out.
Step back the next in the Diva wars of panel judges for American Idol are Nicki Manaj and Mariah Carey. Randy managed to hold on for another season and country crooner Keith Urbin or for those country challenged folks Nicole Kidman's husband, will be added to the cast.
Mike Darnell, Fox Broadcasting Company’s president of alternative entertainment, shared in a recent statement that, “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”
Manaj and Mariah might be worth tuning into more than the contestants. I mean between the cat fighting, Diva fans and battle of buxum cleavage the panel will be of more interest than the singers.
Both Mariah and Nicki have incredible star power. Nicki has a legion of Twitter followers who you know will be watching their Hip Hop diva.
Mariah is said to be getting 15 million a season as compared to new kid on the block Manaj coming in around 8-10 million a season. A pretty good gig for Manaj who just a few years ago was selling mixed tapes from the trunk of her car. Go Ms. Thing!
I still do not think I will be tuning in unless Mimi and Nicki actually pop off "Basketball Wives" style during auditions...lol.