Official Judges of American Idol Season 12 Announced - Wandering Pinoy

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Official Judges of American Idol Season 12 Announced

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest confirmed on his Twitter account that Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj , Keith Urban and Randy Jackson are the official judges on American Idol Season 12. Below is the screen capture of Seacrest's (him with the new American Idol judges) Twitter update.

American Idol also officially announced the new Idol judges on it's website:"When American Idol’s 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey...and and returning judge Randy Jackson...will be joined by two new judges: quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter, rapper and fashion icon Nicki Minaj; and Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 15 million albums."

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, was thrilled by the announcement of the new judges. He said "“I am thrilled about this year’s judges’ panel! We’ve got global icon Mariah Carey and IDOL’s heart and soul Randy Jackson, who will be joined by Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to IDOL – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him.”

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