It feels like the execs over at Idol have been stringing us along, as we’re just left to speculate who will fill the remaining THREE judges’ seats!
While earlier, it was reported that veteran Idol judge Randy Jackson would be taking up a mentor role, it seems that still has yet to be confirmed!
What we DO know is that Mariah Carey is the only one that’s a done deal and supposedly, there will be four judges this season.
Of course, Ryan Seacrest will be back once again to host and we mentioned earlier that executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will return, as well!
So just when will the BIG announcement be made about the final judging placements?!
Sounds like the show is currently planning on locking in the deals and will be set to OFFICIALLY declare the new judges right after Labor Day!
Nicki Minaj is reportedly still negotiating, with Keith Urban as the other front runner… which leaves one more seat free!
Wonder who they’ll choose??
We’re thinking the judges’ panel will consist of Mariah, Nicki, Keith and possibly Alanis or Nick Jonas!
So many possibilities! Spill it already, Nigel!!! LOLz!
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