It’s official: American Idol is adding new judges from the worlds of country music and hip hop.
Fox announced Sunday that 44-year-old Aussie singer Keith Urban and colorful 29-year-old rapper Nicki Minaj will sit with pop diva Mariah Carey at the season 12 judges table of the reality hit, along with returning judge Randy Jackson. The confirmation settles months of behind-the-scenes reports and speculation about the show’s panel that saw singers such as Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert and Kanye West floated as possible judges.
“Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an »
- James Hibberd
Similar News Items"American Idol" (2002)
- Carrie Underwood Recalls the Day She Accidently Locked Her Baby and Dogs in the Car (From E! Online. 1 September 2015, 6:45 PM, PDT)
- Fox 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 9/1/15) (From TVSeriesFinale. 1 September 2015, 4:04 PM, PDT)
- 96 Covers Kelly Clarkson’s Performed Live, Ranked (From Vulture. 1 September 2015, 2:08 PM, PDT)
- Miley Cyrus' Raunchiest Photo Revealed—See the Very Nsfw Pic Now! (From E! Online. 1 September 2015, 4:30 PM, PDT)
- Shirtless Zayn Malik Isn't Alone: Victoria Beckham, Selena Gomez and More Stars Share Sexy Selfies for Interview (From E! Online. 1 September 2015, 4:10 PM, PDT)
- MTV Vma Awards: Our contest winner demands 'Kanye for Oscar host!' (From Gold Derby. 1 September 2015, 3:22 PM, PDT)
- Kanye West's Vma acceptance speech just got even better (From Hitfix. 1 September 2015, 6:30 PM, PDT)
- Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Tyga and More Become Alexander Wang's Squad in New DoSomething Campaign (From E! Online. 1 September 2015, 6:20 PM, PDT)
- 15 Things We Hope Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas Were Talking About During the MTV Video Music Awards (From E! Online. 1 September 2015, 5:04 PM, PDT)