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The entire Idol family (via Twitter)
After weeks and weeks and weeks of rumors about which other stars would share American Idol
judging duties with Mariah Carey
, it's finally confirmed: Keith Urban
and Nicki Minaj
, and Randy Jackson
's officially coming back.
The big news was announced Sunday in a statement by executive producer Simon Fuller. "With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol
's star power has never been so great," he said in a statement. "For this we have to thank the ongoing commitment and belief of FOX and the dedication and focus of the Idol
production team. We have all been together since the very beginning and we are focused on making Idol
Season 12 the best ever."