Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Randy Jackson announced his departure in mid-May as American Idol wrapped up its twelfth season, crowning Candice Glover as the newest American Idol.

Now, both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj (in that order) have announced their departure as well.

Earlier on Thursday, Mariah’s PR company, PMK-BNC, announced the superstar singer was leaving the show to focus on her music career.

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

Nicki Tweeted her decision to leave the show on Thursday afternoon, not long after news broke that Mariah too was exiting the Fox show’s judges’ panel.

“Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music,” she Tweeted.

“Mmmuuuaahhh,” she added.

The news of the ladies departure was no surprise, it was just a matter of time.

Keith Urban is the last judge standing, time will tell if he returns to AI or not.  RC will keep you posted.