Whether the rumors that American Idol execs were giving everyone the axe for next season were true or not, it no longer matters for Mariah Carey, as she’s just announced her exit on her own accord. The songstress revealed the news via her PR team on Twitter, and simultaneously revealed what she’s going to do next. Find out below!
“W/ global success of ‘#Beautiful’ (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol,” her PR rep tweeted. This makes 2 out of 4 judges officially not coming back (Randy Jackson previously revealed his departure), with Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj likely not too far behind.