‘American Idol’ Judges List Official: Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban Sign On

Sun, September 16, 2012 11:42am EDT by 12 Comments
American Idol Judges 2013
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Ryan Seacrest announced the official list of judges for the 12th season of ‘American Idol’ by posting a photo on Twitter! See the pic and find out all the details!

It’s official — Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson will be the judges on season 12 of American Idol!

Mariah was the first to sign her deal, with Nicki and Keith signing on in the last few days. Randy was brought back after alleged talks with Enrique Iglesias fizzled out.

“It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are@MariahCarey@NickiMinaj@KeithUrban @Yo_RandyJackson!” Ryan Seacrest tweeted on Sept. 16.

“With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol’s star power has never been so great,” executive producer Simon Fuller told Us Weekly. “For this we have to thank the ongoing commitment and belief of FOX and the dedication and focus of the Idol production team. We have all been together since the very beginning and we are focused on making Idol Season 12 the best ever.”

What do YOU think of the judges for season 12, HollywoodLifers?

[Us Weekly]

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