It’s Official…Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban Will Be Joining Mariah As The New American Idol Judges

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It’s Official!  Mariah Carey will be joined by Nicki Minaj, country superstar Keith Urban and “Idol” vet Randy Jackson (who is also Mariah’s co-manager) on the judges’ panel for the new season of “American Idol.”

“Idol” host Ryan Seacrest tweeted the above picture saying:

It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!…Everyone gave a heartfelt toast about being on the show after we ate last night. Cant wait to see the first contestants today. #IdolJudges

While we already know Mariah is taking home about $18 mill for the job, Nicki is reportedly getting paid $8 million.  Ryan Seacrest is keeping his $15 mill salary.  No word on Randy Jacksons’ salary.  All judges are on a 1-year contract, according to THR.

Auditions for the 12th season kicked off Sunday in New York.  And ” American Idol” returns to Fox in January.

How do you feel about the new judges?  Will you be watching?


Via: THR, TheYBF

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