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All 4 'American Idol' Judges Reportedly Getting the Axe


(Getty Images)Do you like American Idol this season? If so, it feels like you're in the minority, doesn't it? The Voice is the cooler, younger show. Idol's ratings keep slipping. The judges are not generally celebrated in the media, and those oooold song selections are really wearing thin.

Apparently Idol producers agree with all that because the word is they'll be doing away with this season's entire judging panel and completely making over the show, according to The Wrap. Gone are Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and even Randy Jackson, and the salaries they demand.

"All four are gone," an unnamed source told The Wrap. "They feel they've lost their core audience and they want it back."

It sounds like the revamped Idol is going to focus primarily on the contestants and the performances because the source says there will be "no more big checks for divas."

Even executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is out.

The show's format is also said to be changing because they'll finally be throwing out those stodgy old tribute nights (sorry Smokey Robinson!), which is a signal that maybe producers will finally be going down a more contemporary path. But don't worry fans, the Idol auditions process is staying the same.
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