WHAT? Another American Idol item? So let’s see. Mariah Carey is definitely on board. Then there was reports that Diddy had been offered a role as a judge on the show. Then that was followed by reports that Pharrell Williams had been in negotiations for weeks and had signed on. But now that story seems to be shaky.
However now the The Washington Post (and you can’t doubt the Post) is reporting that Nicki Minaj is in “advanced negotiations” and in the ‘final stages” in closing a deal to join Carey as a judge when the new season of Idol starts in January.
According to another source who was quoted: “I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it.”
The executive producer of Idol, Nigel Lythgoe, said that such a move would be a “shake up” designed to bring to life back to the show and woo back viewers who feel that Idol has gone flat and predictable.
Still even with Minaj on board will that get you to watch Idol again? Or is it over and done with?