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It’s official Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban…are American Idol‘s newest judges according to Deadline, joining Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson on the panel. The new judges will make their first appearance at today’s NY auditions. Minaj landed between $10 million to $12 million and Urban getting considerably less at about about $3 million to $5 million. Urban just quit the Australian version of The Voice last week. So what do you think of the new judges lineup?
“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,” said Mike Darnell, Fox’s President of Alternative Entertainment today. “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,” added executive producer Simon Fuller.
Season 12 of American Idol begins in January 2013.
Photo from Fox