Official ‘American Idol’ Judges List Released: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban + Nicki Minaj on Panel
Good news for ‘American Idol‘ fans! The official list of judges has finally been released. Who will grace the stage?
Everyone you thought! Mariah Carey was the first judge officially announced (and the highest paid judge in reality TV history, pocketing a cool $18 million for one season), and now we know for sure whom she will be joined by. Ryan Seacrest tweeted a photo with the newly complete panel, writing, “It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!”
Though each of the judges were all heavily rumored to be taking on the roles, this is the first official confirmation for anyone other than Carey. Minaj had been a guest judge on ‘Idol’ previously, and Urban has experience on ‘The Voice: Australia,’ so they seem like great fits for the show. Here’s hoping Mimi likes to share the spotlight!