Mariah Carey Was Going To Be Replaced By Former Judge Jennifer Lopez On 'American Idol'?

The return of J.Lo to Idol?

Rumors are circulating about Mariah Carey being replaced with former American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez!

With American Idol hitting its lowest rating of 2.8 this season, the producers of the show and Fox executives wants better results and wanted to bring J.Lo back mid-season.

However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, sources says that Mariah Carey’s team found out about the replacement and threatened to sue the show if they went through with it which put a stop to anything from happening.

Nigel Lythgoe, an Idol producer told THR, "I have not been included in any conversation regarding replacing Mariah with Jen this season."

Despite the denial, many sources have come out the woodwork and said J.Lo has been approached by producers to return to Idol. It’s also been revealed that she will be performing her new single on the show on May 16th.

The sources also claim that the producers are looking to replace Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and the whole judges’ panel for next season.

American Idol started its 12th season on a good note with a 6.0 rating resulting to 17.9 million viewers in total in January. But as time passed, ratings have dropped to an average of around 4.3 rating.

Viewers have complained of a lack of talent on this season despite the many to choose from and the judges lacking any form of chemistry.

To give you an idea of how bad the show is doing, it got a lower rating then a rerun of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.

It should’ve been J.Lo, Randy Jackson and someone else on the judges’ panel, maybe they’re bring her back? I love Mariah, she’s one of my idols but I guess her critique isn’t registering to viewers.