Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj are new Idol judges

Monday September 17, 2012

The final two judges of the American Idol panel have been revealed.

Country artist Keith Urban and rapper Nicki Minaj are joining the show.

The pair were revealed by Fox on Facebook on Sunday, just hours before the panel began judging the series' first auditions in New York.

Randy Jackson is the only star to have been on the panel for every series.

The trio will also be joined by singing sensation Mariah Carey, extending the panel from three to four.

The two new judges will replace the spots left by Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.

The twelfth season of the show will begin in January.  

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