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05/31/2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
Will Keith Urban
remain the last judge standing on American Idol
? Or will Fox replace its entire lineup for an all-new panel of judges? What exactly will happen next season?
Until Urban's fate is announced, speculation persists on who will replace Randy Jackson, who announced his departure
after 12 seasons on the show, as well as the latest stars to exit
, Mariah Carey
and Nicki Minaj.
After fun and dramatic seasons with the likes of Steven Tyler
, Jennifer Lopez
, Paula Abdul
and the ever-so blunt Simon Cowell
, the possibilities are endless about which star could energize Idol
as the show competes with a growing number of singing contests, including NBC's The Voice
, amid criticism
and falling ratings.
Perhaps a familiar face – and a returning Idol
alumnus – could spice things up for season 13. What do you think?