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Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban: First Official Photo of New 'American Idol' Judges!

Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban: First Official Photo of New 'American Idol' Judges!

Ryan Seacrest stands between American Idol‘s newest judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban in this just released pic of the show’s judging panel.

The trio was joined by returning judge Randy Jackson and fellow newbie Mariah Carey.

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“After some musical chairs, here’s how the new #IdolJudges will be seated,” Ryan tweeted along with the photo.

Earlier today, Keith expressed his excitement for AI‘s upcoming season via Twitter: “SO excited to be joining the team on @AmericanIdol!!!!!! -KU #idoljudge.”

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31 Responses to “Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban: First Official Photo of New 'American Idol' Judges!”

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  1. 1
    kary Says:

    eww Nicki Minaj… what’s wrong with idol people? so happy about Keith … I think Keith will kill it and everyone will love him even more

  2. 2
    Scarlett Says:

    No. At least shes not sitting next to Mariah. Sorry Keith.

  3. 3
    Creed Says:

    lol, Idol is NEVER gonna happen. At least not like before

  4. 4
    POLO Says:

    nicki minaj????????????? she doesn’t know sh*t about music!!!!!!!!! i guess the world really is coming to an end.

  5. 5
    xax Says:

    flopppppppp

  6. 6
    No No Minaj! Says:

    Yuk! Minaj is butt ugly and sing like crap! I love Keith but oh heck no, that Minaj dresses like a clown trashed. Ratings are going down.

  7. 7
    1urbanfan27 Says:

    Mirror…Mirror…On the wall…Who’s the fairest judge of all? Keith Urban…In more ways than one… :)

  8. 8
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    So ridiculous. Getting a rapper to judge a singing competition.. ahahahahahaha `Fail.

  9. 9
    Over it... Says:

    I remember the days I use to watch this show. I was so excited when this show was more authentic and original, now it’s become a place for celebs to get their big come backs, instead for fresh new talent. Time to call this show quit people. I don’t know what they’re waiting on, even the ratings have taken a nose dive to the bottom.

  10. 10
    fg Says:

    nicki garbaj

  11. 11
    Lily Says:

    What a joke nicki can’t even sing. Idol has become a joke.

  12. 12
    Me3 Says:

    I love idol and now even more with Keith urban. I hope the other judges don’t ruin it.

  13. 13
    believe Says:

    I love Keith’s addition and understand the selection of Mariah. But Nicki is an awful choice. She is too cartoonish. Between Mariah the diva and Nicki the joke, it will be too much. One diva per judges’ panel.

  14. 14
    berry Says:

    Hey this is good news. I will be glad to tune in to Idol to see Keith Urban mentor some new talent.

    Hope it works out for him . Should be good if done well. Guess we will know soon what direction the show will take.

  15. 15
    berry Says:

    Hey this is good news. I will be glad to tune in to Idol to see Keith Urban mentor some new talent.

    Hope it works out for him . Should be good if done well. Guess we will know soon what direction the show will take.

  16. 16
    NYC Says:

    THIS IS GOING TO FLOP.
    SOMETIMES U NEED TO END SOMETHING BEFORE THE OBVIOUS.

  17. 17
    NYC Says:

    THIS IS GOING TO FLOP.
    SOMETIMES U NEED TO END SOMETHING BEFORE THE OBVIOUS.

  18. 18
    Uh huh Says:

    How can someone who has no talent judge talent?

  19. 19
    sdfsdf Says:

    yayy nicki <3

  20. 20
    intric8 Says:

    Don’t people realize that singing shows are rapidly tanking in viewership? Worse is idol. They pump contestants too much even when they are undeserving because they are competing with talent from other shows. They will also heavily favor an asian or latino singer this year because nobody wants to see a white or black win again. Mark my words.

  21. 21
    KissThis Says:

    Poor Keith, he has to put up with her for hours

  22. 22
    fact check..... Says:

    @POLO: considering they hired jennifer lopez last two seasons who cant hold a verse on her own and x factor has hired britney spears and demi lovato who happen to be terrible singers dont be suprised that nicki got hired these singing competitions are hiring judges that dont have the best voices atleast mariah can actually sing

  23. 23
    Lynn Says:

    KEITH URBAN–I am going to start watching again with Keith aboard. Just love this kind, talented young man. I’ve been following Keiths career for years, you don’t get any better than Keith.

  24. 24
    Trevor Says:

    Keith Urban will be great. Keith was on the TV show The Voice in Australia last year and it ended up being number one in all time ratings. My guess would be because of Keith.

  25. 25
    kary Says:

    @fact check…..: maybe you’re right about Britney… but I think Demi has a beautiful voice… she’s really talented!!!

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