You knew it was coming, but it had to be done to make sure that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj could save some face. I'm not sure how much face Mariah Carey has after the producers tried to fire her during the middle of the season and the story got out. Nicki managed to tweet how much fun she had on the show. Mariah could not be bothered to Tweet anything on her own and just retweeted something from her publicists about how great “Beautiful” is and that Mariah is going to do a world tour so can't possibly do Idol. Yeah, makes it seem like the whole thing was Mariah's idea. I think the producers are just glad to see them gone. Keith urban is hanging on by a thread. he really wants to come back. I think being away from Nicole Kidman so much gave him some life. I will say that if the show adds Justin Bieber I will not watch or even discuss it anymore.