Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler, may have called it quits as judges on American Idol but that doesn’t mean the show will be missing them. It was first mentioned months ago that Mariah Carey was joining the judging panel alongside Randy Jackson,who was supposedly leaving but then it was decided he would stay after failing to get Enrique Iglesias. Two other judges have finally been confirmed and they are Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Ryan Seacrest recently posted the following picture on his Facebook account to prove the statements are true.
The American Idol confirmed the panel by tweeting the following this morning:
“It’s official! Your Season 12 #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey @YO_RANDYJACKSON @NickiMinaj & @KeithUrban. Meet the judges.”
The President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox, Mike Darnell, presented this statement after the news was released:
“With an unparalleled star like Mariah [Carey], fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan [Seacrest], we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”
Are you excited to watch the new judges on season 12?