American Idol Season 12 Review “Finalists Compete”

Ah, "American Idol." What a tangled web you weave. On the heels of the ongoing Nicki Minaj/Mariah feud, reported news that "Idol" is reportedly going to axe all- yes all- of their judges after this season, as well as getting rid of longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe just hit in time for this week’s column. Yikes! No word on Seacrest yet, but they’d do wise to keep him, so that the overhaul wouldn’t be as radical as it could be. He’s always sort of been the heart to Randy’s soul on the show, anyway. With Randy gone, they’ll need to keep him on-hand to remind longtime viewers of what once was, regardless of what "Idol" becomes. I like Randy, but he’s been on auto-pilot for some time now, and the Nikki/Mariah thing has been a publicity nightmare, siphoning viewers away from the show. READ MORE...


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