Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban And Mariah Carey Confirmed For American Idol

Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban And Mariah Carey Confirmed For American Idol
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Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have been confirmed as American Idol judges. The edgy pop starlet and country singer will join diva Mariah Carey and long-serving Randy Jackson on the panel.

‘SO excited to be joining the team on @AmericanIdol!!!!!!’ tweeted Urban.

The news was released on Twitter this morning as the American Idol account tweeted: ‘It’s official!


‘Your Season 12 Idol judges are Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Meet the judges.’

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox, released a statement saying: ‘Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop.’

He continued: ‘Keith is another great addition to Idol – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him.

‘With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan [Seacrest], we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.’

Host Ryan Seacrest tweeted: ‘Everyone gave a heartfelt toast about being on the show after we ate last night. Cant wait to see the first contestants today.’


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