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The American Idol Judges Are OFFICIALLY Announced! Find Out Who Made The Cut HERE!

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Katie Couric was SPOT-ON!

After MONTHS of speculation and rumors running rampant, the official line-up for the judges panel of American Idol's 12th season has been formally announced by Fox this morning!

And just as it was anticipated, the lucky four will be Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, and Keith Urban!

Mike Darnell, Fox’s President of Alternative Entertainment, says 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.”

And Simon Fuller elaborates:

“With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol’s star power has never been so great.”

And neither have their PAYCHECKS!

Insiders reveal that while she's not making as much as Mariah, Her Minajesty's contract is close to $12 million! Urban, who also announced he would not be returning for The Voice Australia this week, will be earning $3 - $5 million!

But don't worry, all that money will be put to good use SOON!

In fact, for those potential contestants auditioning for the reality competition in New York, like TODAY soon!

That's right, all four we be present today at the auditions, so get prepped, folks!

It's going to be an ALL-NEW Idol this year!

And with its star-power now officially rivaling that of The X Factor and The Voice, we think it's going to be VERY inneresting to see which one fans enjoy the most!

What do U think?? Are U excited for the Idol line-up??

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23 comments to “The American Idol Judges Are OFFICIALLY Announced! Find Out Who Made The Cut HERE!”

  1. Marcella says – reply to this


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    STOPPED WATCHING THIS SHOW 5 YEARS AGO, AND THIS LINE UP IS NOT GOING TO MAKE ME WATCH…EVEN THOUGH SEACREST IS NOT ON TV AS MUCH AS HE USED TO BE, THERE'S STILL "SEACREST MEDIA FATIGUE"…BOTH MARIAH & NICKI HAVE THE VERBAL SKILLS OF A RETARDED SECOND GRADER, A 50 YR OLD RANDY JACKSON'S "EBONICS" SOUND RIDICULOUS…CAN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT KEITH URBAN BECAUSE I HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHO HE IS!!!! R.I.P. AMERICAN IDOL, YOU WON'T BE MISSED!!!!!

  2. Gigi says – reply to this


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    Mariah & Nicki will be a riot. :-) Can't wait !!!

  3. Alyona says – reply to this


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    I will never watch this show again with this cast! Why did the Nikki Minaj!? Mariah, Randy, Keith.. I got it. But her? …

  4. JC says – reply to this


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    Nicki Minaj a judge??? She is a talentless, unpredictable childish "wannabe." she has no credibility as she is still trying to learn the business herself–what advice can she offer someone? Never really watched Idol before, but definitely wont be tuning in to see Nicki's antics! Mariah please keep this Stupid Hoe in check!!!!!

  5. Anita V. says – reply to this


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    Damn, no Enrique? I won't be watching.. :(

  6. tia says – reply to this


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    I was super excited about Mariah, but why the hell did they have to add Nicki Minaj? Who is she to give advice and judge? Mariah is a legend and I am sure that she is NOT happy about this!

  7. LittleoonA says – reply to this


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    Wtf is nicki minaj doing there ?? :o o im crying blood ;( why oh why



  8. 8

    This show is not about finding talent anymore. It is about the judges.Why are there 4, it didn't work before and it won't now. I like Keith Urban at least he and MC are credible.

  9. Be-Atch says – reply to this


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    A Diva, a Closet Case, a Freak Show, and a Token…how original !

  10. Be-Atch says – reply to this


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    Mariah is the ONLY one who has any street cred …..

  11. Raymondj says – reply to this


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    I'm team the voice here. I tried to want to like x factor because of Britney but is SUCKS. Idol has seen it's best days. I like Mariah but when she SINGS. Couldnt care less about the rest of them and closet case seacrest is reason enough alone to not watch.



  12. 12

    Re: Be-Atch – Good one BeAtch! I agree. This show was over 5 years ago who the heck is still watching it?

  13. lambert from philippin says – reply to this


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    nicki minaj? shes an autotune singer ryt?! i like mariah but she has an antitude of a drunk punk! this set wont work!

  14. Starr says – reply to this


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    So sad to see the demise of one of my favorite shows - when someone who relies solely on autotune is a JUDGE….the show has lost its credibility. It would have been great with Mariah, Keith and Randy….thats all I have to say.



  15. 15

    Mariah isn't articulate and seems too self-centered. Nicki Minaj can't sing but maybe Keith Urban will bring Nicole Kidman and ask her to reprise Moulin Rouge. Then we can all forget we're watching a dead show.



  16. 16

    COULD BE HUGE BUT I THINK NICKI WILL START OUT FUN AND THEN END UP BEING SOOOOOOOO ANOYYYYYYING AND MARIAH IS GONNA BE FUNNY BUT THEN START CUTTING!! AND RANDY IS JUST A LUMP OF SHIT AND KEITH IS A COCKSUCKER!!



  17. 17

    wow! x factor looks like a joke compared to the voice and american idol. Good job Cowell, you chose the coked out teenager and the fat chick who can't sing or dance(anymore).



  18. 18

    I'm surprised Mariah Carey is even doing this! I thought she would think this would be below her. That she's too good for the show.

  19. BC76 says – reply to this


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    Re: donkey boner – FUCK U DEMI IS REALLY TALENTED



  20. 20

    Haven't watched the show since Simon and Paula left. Used to be good.



  21. 21

    The show is over and out. Pointless comp to find the next big flop. Doesnt matter who's judging at this point its formula is dull.

  22. Joe says – reply to this


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    My wife and I have not missed one season of Idol. I definitely miss Simon, although the X-Factor sucks and we will not watch it. Until Minaj was named a judge we still anticipated watching the upcoming season. Now that she has been named a judge we will NOT watch this season. She is a joke of an entertainer and has no clue what she is doing, not to mention the denigration of the Catholic church on the awards show she was on. This is the beginning of the end for American Idol.