"I honestly feel like the time has come, that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I've put kind of on hold because I love 'Idol' so much," she explained. "I could just keep doing 'Idol' for the rest of my life, but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. I feel like we had an amazing run."
Already? Is American Idol having a problem of retaining people?
She was a nice change of pace from Paula, and I will miss her input on the show, but at the same time I am excited to see how Mariah Carey will change the dynamic of the judges table.