‘American Idol’: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Named New Judges

Nicki Minaj Keith Urban American Idol

It’s official: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are the new “Idol” judges.

Rapper/singer Nicki Minaj, and country singer Keith Urban will join singer diva, Mariah Carey and returning judge Randy Jackson at the 12th season “American Idol” judges’ panel, FOX announced today.

The announcement settles months of speculation about the show’s possible judges such as: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert and Kanye West.

“I am thrilled about this year’s judges panel,” said Mike Darnell, Fox president of Alternative Entertainment in a statement. “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

The reality series returns January on FOX.

What do you think of the new judges? Hit? Or miss?


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