Like the seasoned PR maven she is, Mariah Carey eclipses the bad with the good.
For, the premium diva pairs confirmation that she is indeed leaving American Idol with news that she is set to embark on a world tour.
Details after the jump…
The bittersweet news came courtesy of a Tweet from the singer’s PR team, who wrote:
— PMK•BNC (@PMK_BNC) May 30, 2013
Carey famously clashed with fellow new judge Nicki Minaj during the early auditions and while it was hoped the pair’s feud would ignite ratings, their “she’s not there” approach to co-existing was largely deemed awkward and saw viewers switch off — much to the frustration to producers who paid both ladies megabucks.
While Mimi’s departure from the disaster of a judges panel all but confirms the media reports that producers are cleaning house, we feel Team MC’s approach to the announcement is super smart (despite being somewhat contrived). For, in touting the success of ‘#Beautiful’ and providing her International audience with the news they’ve been waiting to hear for years (literally), she manages to come out relatively unscathed from a situation that would have otherwise seen headlines read that she was “fired”.
In any case, the reason behind her departure is almost inconsequential for us. Just bring on that new album and tour (if she can keep her vocals
or at least pre-records intact).