Both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler had 2 years in being American Idol judges for the past two seasons, Season 10 and 11. And after this two seasons, both decided to leave the top-rated singing reality show in the US.
But reports said otherwise:
Jennifer Lopez says it was her choice to leave “American Idol” — but the singer was actually dumped by Fox when she asked for a $2 million raise in salary to $17 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told TheWrap.
Fox also opted not to pick up Steven Tyler’s option, the person said. Tyler announced his departure Thursday, saying he had decided to devote his energies to his first love, Aerosmith. Lopez said she wanted to focus on other aspects of her career and her children.
Reports also said that Randy Jackson has a possibility of exiting the show as well.
The insider said top Fox executives Peter Rice and Kevin Reilly want to revamp the show, and that Rice has told colleagues he wants an “Idol 2.0,” of which host Ryan Seacrest would be the only essential ingredient.
Whatever the Fox executives decides on American Idol next season, hopefully it can showcase great talents to grab more audiences. I will watch if contestants are talented and interesting enough. ^_^