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