American Idol Judges Confirmed
Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, and Mariah Carey will be the judges for the upcoming season of the reality show
(Yahoo!) - On Sunday morning it was officially announced, at the first "American Idol" Season 12 callback auditions taping at New Yorks Lincoln Center, that hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban have finally signed on to be the new "American Idol" judges. Theyll be joining the panel alongside longtime judge Randy Jackson (who is still on board to give the show continuity, despite earlier reports that he was being demoted) and Randys star managerial client, Mariah Carey. The odd foursome made their first public appearance at Lincoln Center this Sunday morning.
Although Nicki once claimed she didnt want to be a full-time TV talent show judge, back when it was rumored that shed been approached by Simon Cowell to join "The X Factor," the split-personality star has apparently since changed at least one of her minds. This is probably due to the reported $10 million (plus additional allowances for hair and makeup) that Fox will be paying her. Or maybe when she once joked about filling Jennifer Lopezs seat with her own equally famous curvy behind, she wasnt really joking after all.
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