Coca-Cola and 'American Idol' end partnership after 13 seasons

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Looks like 'American Idol' has temporarily lost its fizz. Apparently the partnership has iced over. There's nothing refreshing about this news. Woah, sorry. Got a little carried away. We'll stop now.

Say goodbye to those giant Coke cups at the 'American Idol' judges' table. When the Fox show returns for its 14th season on Jan. 7, it will be without its longtime sponsor, Coca-Cola.

The soft drink company has ended its relationship with the show after 13 seasons. "Coca-Cola and Fox have mutually decided to end their 13-year 'American Idol' partnership," a Coca-Cola rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. "We look forward to working together on new collaborations in the future.

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Ryan Seacrest, right, announces Caleb Johnson the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jena Irene poses in the press room at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Winner Caleb Johnson poses in the press room at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
American Idol judges, from left, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban hug each other at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Caleb Johnson reacts after he is announced winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Hayley Williams, of the musical group Paramore, performs on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Gene Simmons, of the musical group KISS, left, and American Idol finalist Caleb Johnson perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jill Goodacre, left, and Harry Connick, Jr. arrive at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Randy Jackson arrives at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Keith Urban arrives at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Finalist Caleb Johnson is swarmed by contestants on stage after being named the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Mentor Randy Jackson presents Caleb Johnson the winners trophy on stage after being named the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Finalist Caleb Johnson is swarmed by contestants on stage after being named the winner at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez shakes the hands of her fans on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Finalists Caleb Johnson, left, and Jena Irene await the results from host Ryan Seacrest on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Finalists Caleb Johnson, left, and Jena Irene perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Lopez on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
John Legend performs on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
From left, Dexter Roberts, Darius Rucker, and CJ Harris perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum perform on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Demi Lovato performs on stage at the American Idol XIII finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
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A source close to the negotiations told the Hollywood Reporter that 'Idol' is already negotiating with other sponsors who could join before the season starts.

This isn't the only big change for the famed show. At the Z100 Jingle Ball on Dec. 12, host Ryan Seacrest confirmed that the show will be cutting back to one night a week. "We are going to do the performance show and the results in the same show."

What do you think the judges will be drinking (or dare we say ... eating?!) when we see them in January?

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