Mariah Carey Confirms ‘American Idol’ Exit

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Mariah Carey will not be returning for another season of FOX’s American Idol.

On Thursday, the “#Beautiful” singer announced that she will end her stint as a judge on the singing competition only after one season, retweeting a message from her PR firm.

“W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol,” the tweet read.

Instead, the 43-year-old is planning to embark on a world tour to support her upcoming album. Carey has also just revealed that she will be performing on NBC’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on July 4.

The songstress’ departure follows original Idol judgeRandy Jackson and fellow one-season mentor (and rumored rival) Nicki Minaj‘s respective exits.

Earlier in May, rumors began to swirl that the network has decided to scrap all four judges — including country singer Keith Urban — to start fresh after the show suffered its lowest ratings in over 10 years.

“All four are gone,” an insider said. “They feel they’ve lost their core audience and they want it back.”

Reportedly, former Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson is already in talks to fill one of the empty seats on the judging panel for Season 13.