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It's Official: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Have Announced They're Not Returning to "American Idol"


 and NICKI MINAJ have confirmed speculation that they will NOT be back on "American Idol" next season.  Both of them lasted just one season.

Mariah's publicist made it official by Tweeting, "With the global success of 'Beautiful' (#1 in 30+ countries so far), Mariah Carey confirms her world tour, and says goodbye to 'Idol'."

And Nicki Tweeted, "Thank you 'American Idol' for a life changing experience!  Wouldn't trade it for the world!  Time to focus on the music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"

RANDY JACKSON announced his departure after 12 seasons last month, so it appears that there could be a completely different set of judges next season.  BUT, there's still no official word on KEITH URBAN.

Two days ago, Keith said, "I have no official information of anything.  I'm pretty much in the same boat as everybody else here with the rumors that have been floating around.  I don't know anything more."