New American Idol judges confirmed

Following months of rumours, the brand new judging panel for American Idol has finally been confirmed.

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will join Randy Jackson on the panel for the twelfth season of the Fox show.

With the departure of both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler last season, Idol producers have opted for a four person panel again.

Urban will join Idol from the Australian version of The Voice, for which he served as a coach alongside Seal, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem.

The twelfth season of Idol will kick off in January next year.

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