Looks like it's out with the old and in with the new!
It's been a game of musical judges lately on several of the biggest reality competition shows-- and there appears to be more on the horizon. Check out these changes coming soon to a judges' table near you.
New Next Season: Mariah Carey
There's been a whole lot of shakeup goin' on over at "American Idol," with everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to Kara DioGuardi getting the boot in recent years. Now, after two seasons on the show, both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are bailing, paving the way for newbie judge Mariah Carey. That still leaves one seat at the judges' table. Is there room for a cowboy hat at it?
Out This Season: Piers Morgan
New This Season: Howard Stern
Out Next Season: Sharon Osbourne?
Just when we got used to Howard/Howie dynamic, after six seasons on the judges' throne, reality queen Sharon Osbourne hints that she might be leaving the show that she made famous. Osbourne coyly tweeted an ambiguous sentiment to co-judge Howard Stern, teasing that she may not be coming back to "America's Got Talent" next season. And while Stern pointed out on his "AGT" debut that he's the only person on the panel who's even American, that doesn't mean we want to ship Mrs. O back to England. No Mrs. O? They might as well bring back The Hoff.
If you thought no judge could ever be nicer than Paula Abdul, then you haven't met Nicole Scherzinger. But nice gals finish last in this game. After one measly season, both of these "X Factor" judges are being traded in for younger models. Pop princesses Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are set to reign on their parade!
New Next Season: Rob Thomas, Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble
You don't mess with a judges' lineup that includes Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green. But you can add some high profile mentors! According to MTV, Matchbox 20 front man Rob Thomas has signed on to be part of Cee Lo's mentoring team, while Mary J. Blige will work with Adam Levine's finds and crooner Michael Buble will mentor Blake Shelton's team.
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