With the naming of Nicki Minaj, along with country artist Keith Urban, the “American Idol” judging panel for the upcoming season is complete.
The two music stars were announced officially by Fox TV, on Sunday, just ahead of the first round of judging for next season at a NYC location.
The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, just hours before the first round of judging for next season was due to begin in New York.
If you’re wondering about the status of Randy Jackson, the dawg will be back to represent as the only remaining original “AI” judge.
Also on board as a judge for the new season is Mariah Carey, which means there will now be 4 judges instead of 3.
The 12th season of “American Idol” returns in January.