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Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban: 'American Idol' Judges!

Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban: 'American Idol' Judges!

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are officially joining the judges panel on American Idol!

“It’s official! Your Season 12 #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey @YO_RANDYJACKSON @NickiMinaj & @KeithUrban. Meet the judges” the American Idol Twitter account tweeted this morning.

Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And 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,” Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox, said in a statement about the new additions.

“With an unparalleled star like Mariah [Carey], 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,” Mike concluded.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban on American Idol???

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36 Responses to “Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban: 'American Idol' Judges!”

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  1. 26
    Sarah. Says:

    Stupid move choosing Nicki Minaj! What does she know about talent?! thank you, I’ll be watching xfactor or the voice. :)

  2. 27
    EndofTime Says:

    nicki minaj?? really???

  3. 28
    kary Says:

    I’m gonna watch this show just for Keith… but Nicki Minaj??? That’s horrible

  4. 29
    ozzie Says:

    This is all a marketing scheme. Mariah brings in the general fans. Nicki brings in the minority crowd. Kieth brings the redneck fans. Very well played American Idol. This is very well calculated but will it work? We will see.

  5. 30
    jody Says:

    Love, love, love Keith Urban! He is so talented in every area…singer…musician…songwriter. And he is vastly talented about every genre of music. He may not be paid as much as these divas, but he will be the best judge of all!!

  6. 31
    Karen Says:

    I am so excited that I will get to see Keith twice a week, every week on AI!! I was not going to watch Season 12 but now that Keith has joined the judges panel I will be tuning in!!

  7. 32
    Sophie Says:

    I used to love the show…but not watching anymore. Minaj? what a joke! why didn´t they get as a judge a succesful,talented ex contestant? like Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson,Adam Lambert…? they could understand better the contestants because they´ve been in their position.

  8. 33
    Lynn Says:

    KEITH URBAN—SAY NO MORE, he is such a kind talented person.

  9. 34
    Ashley Says:

    Getting Keith Urban was the best thing thats happened to the show…ever. SO excited to see him on my TV every week! Woohoo!!

  10. 35
    Setra Says:

    I agree this is an exciting judge panel! I think it was a great idea to have a rap star and a country star, who are currently very popular, as the judges. They will definitely be able to provide a lot of diverse and relevant feedback to the contestants. American Idol always provides for a lot of conversation with my Dish coworkers. Luckily my Hopper will record it automatically with the Prime Time Anytime feature. I love that I don’t have to set up any timers for my favorite prime time shows that come on major networks.

  11. 36
    gmaninhollywood Says:

    American idol, The Voice or XFactor?

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