The singer says working on the show was "the worst experience of my life"

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
May 28, 2015 03:15 PM
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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.’ ”

But was boredom and being stumped as to what to say after contestants’ performances the problem? Carey hints at her troubles with fellow judge Nicki Minaj, but she blames the show for the perceived feud.

“I’m not gonna get into what it was, but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show … pinning two females against each other wasn’t cool,” she explains.

“It should’ve been about the contestants instead of being about some non-existent feud that turned into more ridiculousness and I would never want to be involved with it again. But everybody else can like it!”