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Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj: 'American Idol' Promo Shot!

Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban pose together in this new promo shot for the upcoming twelfth season of American Idol!

The Idol judges and host took the pic over the weekend during the show’s first day of auditions for the new season.

Also pictured inside: The judges talking to the press on the second day of auditions on Monday (September 17) in New York City.

Mariah responded to reports that she and Nicki were feuding, saying, “How are we gonna feud in two days? A feud takes a little longer to spread out [than that].”


Mariah Carey Responds to Nicki Minaj Feud Reports
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Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban: 'American Idol' Judging Day Two!

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban report for duty for their second day as judges on American Idol on Monday (September 17) at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 29-year-old rapper and the 44-year-old country singer were joined by fellow judge Randy Jackson while arriving.

Nicki, Keith, and Randy, as well as Mariah Carey, all filmed their first episode together the day before. Make sure to check out the official judges table photo!

FYI: Keith is wearing a Levi’s Trucker Jacket.

30+ pictures inside of Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban arriving for American Idol auditions… More Here! »

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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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Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj: 'American Idol' Judges Photo Call!

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj strike poses at the American Idol judges photo call held at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday (September 16) in New York City.

The two new American Idol judges were joined by other newbie Keith Urban, and veteran judge Randy Jackson.

It was just announced today that Nicki and Keith would be joining Mariah and Randy on the panel!

“New York auditions today & tomorrow! See ya there barbz!!!!!!!!! #AmericanIdol :p” Nicki tweeted. We can’t wait to see what Nicki, Mariah, Keith, and Randy have in store for us this season!

FYI: Mariah is wearing an Azzedine Alaia trench, a The Row dress, and Miu Miu shoes.

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Randy Jackson: Returning to 'American Idol'!

Randy Jackson will reportedly be returning to the judge’s table this season on the hit singing competition show American Idol!

The 56-year-old producer was rumored to be out of the running for a judge’s spot and was said to be taking on a smaller role, but Fox has apparently closed a deal with him, according to Deadline.

Randy joins Mariah Carey at the judge’s table, and it is rumored Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will finalize deals this week, though nothing has been confirmed!

ARE YOU HAPPY to see Randy Jackson returning to American Idol?

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Mariah Carey: Whitney Houston Tribute at BET Awards

Mariah Carey gets emotional on stage at the 2012 BET Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (July 1) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old entertainer hit the stage to deliver a tribute speech for the late Whitney Houston.

“The first time I heard Whitney‘s voice, I was mesmerized like the rest of the world,” Mariah said during her speech. “Just an unknown, budding singer myself, I was captivated by the power in her range, the richness of her tone and her unique ability to wrap a lyric in emotion.”

“We’ll always have that voice we all fell in love with. She inspired us all,” Mariah continued.

Click inside to watch the complete 19 minute tribute to Whitney!

Also pictured: Whitney‘s mother Cissy Houston and Randy Jackson.

10+ pictures inside of Mariah Carey at the 2012 BET AwardsMore Here! »

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