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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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1.

Stiletto    

Keith better start working on his ebonics...or he'll be saying "Huh?" a lot.

712 days ago
2.

Phreaky    

At least Mariah can sing. Niki Minaj tried to sing live on the red carpet at an MTV award show last year, and it was mind blowing. She can't sing on her own at ALL.
AI needs to end. It's a joke now.

712 days ago
3.

firebaby    

underwhelmed.... hopefully this is the last season... why run it into the ground, instead of going out at a high point? idol hasn't been good in a while, diva mariah and insane nicki won't help either lol

712 days ago
4.

magentapyramid    

It's official - time to stop watching American Idol.

712 days ago
5.

Hollywierd_gurl    

It's official...they have jumped the shark.

712 days ago
6.

Dicky Dew    

Nicki Minaj? Shouldn't the main criteria to be a judge on a singing talent show is being able to actually sing? What a rotten choice

712 days ago
7.

Fibb    

This show is a dead horse, why don't they let it go already. Keith you sold out, seriously..

712 days ago
8.

탑 TOP    

boring, inconsistent, lack of cohesion -- choice for judges. won't be watching Lol.

712 days ago
9.

Shawn    

The shows popularity resides within the unknown talent, not the baboons pretending to judge them.

712 days ago
10.

Jay W.     

Is it just me... or does Nicki Minaj resemble Minnie Mouse?

712 days ago
11.

Wtfsmh    

Nikki is a horrible choice. I see they were desperate wow ... I haven't watched this garbage in yrs and I definitely will not start now,,,, no talent except for Mariah .... The rest suck. Randy needs to go home already

712 days ago
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Lana    

Mariah? Maybe, Niki, huh? but Keith Urban is an incredible singer and a great addition to AI but seriously? I bet this is their last season.

712 days ago
13.

Wtfsmh    

Nikki look like a poor imitation of a white women. Why do most of black people In holly wood bleach their skin to look white? I can imagine a lot of young girls will want to look white after watching this pathetic disgrace Nikki minag .

712 days ago
14.

rob5150    

Marica Carey is not that tall. Sorry. Unless Randy Jackson is as big as a smurf, she's just not.

712 days ago
15.

Laura    

Thanks for the warning. And good to see this lineup--Minaj is a talentless joke, and should officially put an end to this show. So thank you--it should all be over soon.

712 days ago
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