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'American Idol'

Judges List Official,

Randy Jackson Survives

9/16/2012 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Randy Jackson
's stay of execution is confirmed -- he will remain a judge on the 12th season of "American Idol" ... officially joining Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

As TMZ reported, "Idol" producers locked down Jackson after talks with Enrique Iglesias fizzled out.

Mariah was the first the sign her deal, with Minaj and Urban signing on the dotted line just in the last few days.

"Idol" host Ryan Seacrest tweeted a photo of himself with the judges (see above), writing, "It's official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!"

Told you.

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91.

Seldombinlaid    

Who's the little Bonaduche looking dude with the beard?

770 days ago
92.

R34    

While I agree she cannot sing live it is quite comical that you suggest pandering to the backwards hillbillies of the south.

770 days ago
93.

Barbara    

All over the Internet people are saying the same thing. No one likes Nicki Minaj as an American Idol judge. American Idol has really killed the show this time. Minaj and unlimited voting makes this show a bad joke. Randy may be saved but the show has tanked.

770 days ago
94.

Laura    

Randy appears to be "holding his own".

770 days ago
95.

jhudson714    

I'm kind of suprised they picked NIcki. First because she is a popular artist right now and you'd think she'd be busy with doing new music and tours and stuff. And Second because the majority of Idol viewers are bible thumpers from the south.

770 days ago
96.

JimmydeansausageCo.    

I bet there was some black on white pecker licking & begging going on

770 days ago
97.

Toilethead    

BFD.

770 days ago
98.

kim is a publicity whore    

these shows are all about the judges now. Who has the most famous/popular/prettier celebrity on the panel.

769 days ago
99.

nick    

lol Its BET American Idol

769 days ago
100.

billy    

Nikki Minaj Sucks....

769 days ago
101.

all about the money    

ITS OFFICIAL...your last season of American Idol!!! Way things are going this could be the last season for any talent show. Shows are no longer about talent but judge drama.

769 days ago
102.

Nona    

Well Simon says if Brittney Spears can make the XFactor well of course Niki & Mariah will make it on AI also. Brittney cannot sing, she is an air head but the faces she makes on the show-well I guess if you act like you are stupid, oh no! it is that you are stupid- then you can make it in show biz if you have no other talent. I will say that Mariah can sing but her attitude is nothing that you want to see ever, let alone 2 days a week. Yuck---- Do not care for Nikki or Keith either--no substance at all for this show now, but Mariah's Goddess attitude--no wonder no one wants to watch---

769 days ago
103.

lin-bleu    

why didnt they have the public vote? why are there 4 judges again? isnt 3 enough. I do not like Niki Minaj...what makes her a good judge????? ick ick ick ...someone like Gladys Knight or cher would have been better....even mickey mouse ......I dont like it....and most people do not.

768 days ago
104.

Misty    

New Judge niki minaj is a very bad choice. Who is going to respect her comments? I am sorry the show is not worth watching now!

767 days ago
105.

Cindy    

We like jinnefer Lopez one of judges american idol . She's very good . We feel like she's is the part of the contestants like we are watching a real drama. Jinnefer Lopez knows , peple watching in televesion how to connect and watch over and over. I like her she's genuine.

766 days ago
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