Mariah Carey Officially Leaving American Idol Judging Panel - Who Should Replace Her?

Another Idol judge bites the dust! Legendary diva Mariah Carey, who graced us with her presence on the American Idol judging panel for just one season, has officially confirmed her departure from the show. Mariah took to Twitter to announce her plans to embark on a world tour and forgo another season on the FOX competition series. Fellow season 12 judges Randy Jackson and Mariah's epic feud partner, Nicki Minaj, have already announced their own departures, while Keith Urban's fate is still uncertain. So far, the only confirmed addition to the panel for next season is Idol veteran Jennifer Hudson, with rumors of fellow former contestant Adam Lambert to join her. Are you sad to see Mariah sign off? Who should replace her? Let us know in the comments and stick with us for more TV buzz from Celebified!


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