TMZ says that sources tell the site the series is going back to a three-judge format , a la the first seven seasons (ah, the good ol’ days). So in other words, that would be Randy, Steven Tyler and J-Lo.
“We’re told the only way Kara could get a reprieve is if the J-Lo deal falls apart—but we’re told that deal is done,” TMZ notes. MTV News goes on to point out that, unlike Simon and Randy, Kara’s deal with the show was only on a year-to-year basis, and that it’s “assumed that her option for a third year was not picked up.”
So what do you think, Idol fans? It’s no secret that Kara had her detractors among viewers of the program. But with the exception of Randy (and, we’re assuming, Ryan Seacrest—though who really knows at this point?), American Idol is beginning to look more and more unrecognizable as it heads into Season 10.
Will you be tuning in when January rolls around—out of morbid curiosity, at least?