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Mariah Carey Calls American Idol 'So Boring and So Fake'

Originally posted 05/28/2015 03:15 PM

Mariah Carey Calls American Idol 'So Boring and So Fake'

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It's safe to say that Mariah Carey will not be returning for the final season of American Idol.

The singer denounced the show on Thursday during an interview on the Kyle & Jackie O show on Australian radio station KIIS FM, saying she would never go back and calling it the "worst experience of my life."

"It's so boring and so fake," Carey, 46, said of her stint as a judge for the show in 2013. "I'm sorry ... when I say it's fake, I mean ... you have to make up things to say about people. Half the time, the performances are good, you just [want to] be like, 'It was good.' You just feel like ending it there, like, 'It's really good.' "

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'I'm Forever Grateful': Carrie Underwood on the 10-Year Anniversary of Her American Idol Win

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It was one decade ago today that Carrie Underwood was named the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, and the 10-year anniversary prompted the country singer to get a little nostalgic on Instagram.

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Adam Lambert on Mom Leila: I Was Never Made to Feel Bad About Myself

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He's a fashion icon in his own right, but Adam Lambert gets it from his mama.

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American Idol Alum Kellie Pickler Is Hoping for a Reunion Before the Show Ends

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American Idol announced its final season last Monday, and former contestant Kellie Pickler has a very understanding view toward the show's end.

"Everything that starts comes to an end at some point," she tells PEOPLE.

"It changed my life and so many others, and I was so blessed to be a part of the show," Pickler, 28, explains at a Lung Force event on Tuesday. "Hopefully they will have a little Idol reunion for the finale next year and we can all reunite."

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Pia Toscano on the End of American Idol: 'I Actually Shed a Few Tears Over It'

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Season 10 American Idol alum Pia Toscano is quite emotional over the cancellation of the show after it's upcoming season.

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Songwriter Diane Warren Slams American Idol as It Ends: 'Does Anyone Watch It?'

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There are many people who will be sad to see American Idol go when it ends its run after its upcoming season, but songwriter Diane Warren isn't one of them.

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American Idol's Jax Does a Killer Duet with Steven Tyler

Originally posted 05/13/2015 10:20 PM

American Idol's Jax Does a Killer Duet with Steven Tyler

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She may have only made it to the Top 3 on American Idol this season, but Jax most definitely won the finale when she got to perform with Steven Tyler.

The East Brunswick, New Jersey native, 19, first got the news that she would be performing with Tyler – who is also a former American Idol judge – when she visited with the Aerosmith frontman in Nashville for a taped segment that aired earlier this season.

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Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani?

That was the question on everyone's mind at the star-studded finale of American Idol on Wednesday.

Beckham, 22, and Fradiani, 29, bested 10 other finalists and thousands of other hopefuls during season 14, but in the end only one of them could be named the penultimate American Idol.

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Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. React to 'Bittersweet' End of American Idol

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It won't be an easy goodbye for American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

The judges of the singing reality competition series opened up about digesting the news of the show's cancellation, which Fox announced Monday.

"Do I believe that it's really ending? I have not come to terms with that yet," Lopez, 45, told reporters backstage after Tuesday night's show. "I might not."

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Jennifer Lopez Teases What to Expect from Her Las Vegas Residency

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Britney is doing it. Mariah is doing it. And now Jennifer Lopez is doing it, too.

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