American Idol Judges: The First Promotional Photo!

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Forget The Avengers. The new American Idol judging team is now officially assembled.

A day after Fox confirmed Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban as the show's new panelists - joining already-announced Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson - the network has released the first official promotional photo of this quartet and host Ryan Seacrest.

Looks like The Dawg is in his usual seat...

American Idol Judges, Season 12

American Idol heads in to Season 12 with a number of questions, following its lowest rated run of episodes in years.

With this new unit change the show's fortunes, appealing to fans of country, pop and rap as the series clearly hopes? Will Carey and Minaj clash on set? And does Fox secretly hopes that's the case?

We'll find out more in January. For now, simply sound off: Are you satisfied with the new set of judges?


I love the show, can't stand the judges , Minaj is hard to watch. I liked Randy. But if the same judges came back,
Me and My Sister will not be watching. She lives in Tenn. and I live in Indiana. We talk to each other during the whole show.


I honestly cannot believe they got Nicki Minaj, aka musics biggest joke. She performed on AI last season, and she didn't even sing the singing parts, she just did the rapping, now she's gonna judge singers??!!! Sorry Nicki, there are no rappers on AI, and you certainly don't know how to judge singing! I used to be obsessed with AI, especially last season, but now it just seems like such a joke, and so disrespectful to singing itself. The only good thing about this panel is Mariah.


Well. This should be interesting.


They like old drug addicts on their show it's like they are in rehab Paula, Steve, and Keith .I want to get drug addicted sing some songs go on the wagon and then make some good money as a judge on American idol.


Nicki, Mariah, No! NO! IM GONE!!


the sick attention grabber, named mary carey, required so.


When is American Idol going to realize they are losing viewer due to allowing people to vote a millions times. The other successful shows limit the votes per method, eliminating someone winning because someone cast a zillions votes. I used to watch and was disgusted at people being kept on or being voted off due to people having unlimited voting. I love watching the xfactor and the voice as the votes are limited and the person who wins is genuine.


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]