But the 50-year-old claimed the whole charade was all a guise by John Branca, John Mc Clain and their attorney, Howard Weitzman, to manipulate and control the family after allegedly falsifying Jackson's will.
Season 12 Bombs: In 2013, the once hottest reality show on TV saw its ratings tank with a weak field of male contestants and female singers critics deemed well, I-dull!
Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj Catfight: A bitter feud between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey took center stage during 2013’s season 12 Idol.
Hip hop singer Minaj openly baited her older and more acclaimed co-star.
The on-camera barbs included the spectacle of Minaj disagreeing with Carey on a contestant’s performance, offering her a Q-tip, and telling her, “Clean your ears out!
The seventh season of American Idol, the annual reality show and singing competition, began on January 15, 2008 and concluded on May 21, 2008.
Although FOX investigated Clark’s claims, the network decided Abdul wasn’t guilty and she continued on the popular show through season 8.The four-person judging panel of Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, and toxically feuding divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj caused viewers to tune out in droves and the season 12 finale, in which Candice Glover triumphed over Kree Harrison, saw ratings drop an incredible 33 percent from the year before!AI dumped producer Nigel Lythgoe, Carey, and Minaj and Jackson has been shifted to being a mentor instead of a judge for season 13.Flanked by dramatic drummers and standing on a raised platform, Hollie began her performance in daring a capella fashion, showing off a strength and clarity in her voice that we haven’t heard in weeks.And in a competition where embellishments are as predictable as scarves on Steven Tyler, there’s something refreshing about Hollie’s clean, straightforward vocal approach — kind of like finding a slice of organic mango in a refrigerator full of rich, ornate desserts.It was also the second season during which both the winner and the runner-up were male contestants, with the second season being the first, the third being the eighth season and the fourth being the fourteenth season.