Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

September 16, 2012 By:
Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Join 'American Idol'

It's confirmed, Nicki Minaj has officially joined American Idol. Along with Nicki, Keith Urban will also sit on the judge's panel alongside Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.

There were rumors for weeks that Nicki was in talks to join the judges panel and Queen B Mariah Carey was not happy about it. Clearly, that didn't matter because they
moved forward with signing the mini diva.

The news was announced on Twitter this morning on the American Idol account saying: 'It's official! 'Your Season 12 Idol judges are Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Meet the judges.'

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox, released a statement saying: 'Nicki's an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop.'

He continued: 'Keith is another great addition to Idol - he's one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him.

'With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan [Seacrest], we've put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.'

Keith, who was on a judge on the Australian version of “The Voice” quit just this week and it all makes sense now. He had a bigger deal in the works with American Idol.

'SO excited to be joining the team on @AmericanIdol!!!!!!' tweeted Urban.

Do you guys think this is a great combo or is it a recipe for disaster to have two big divas on a panel together?