Nicki Minaj Announced As American Idol Judge

September 16, 2012  |  News

The rumors have been floating around for the past few weeks but today we get the official word regarding next season’s American Idol judges. Ryan Seacrest has confirmed that Nicki Minaj is joining the American Idol crew, alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. A press conference will be held tomorrow to make the official announcement. The 12th season of American Idol kicks off in January on FOX.

Check out footage from the first round of auditions in New York below.

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