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'American Idol'

Judges Get Right to Work

9/16/2012 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson wasted no time getting right to work today ... showing up in NYC alongside host Ryan Seacrest for day one of auditions. 

"Idol" made the official announcement about this season's judging panel just a few hours earlier.  

As TMZ first reported, Jackson got a last minute reprieve when producers failed to come to terms on a contract with Enrique Iglesias.

The 12th season of "American Idol" will premiere in January.

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121.

nORRis8    

Keith Urban????
Whyyyyyyyyyyy??????????
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

You still have a career man.

736 days ago
122.

who are you???    

Randy, what the heck are you doing in those Adam Ant glasses. Not cute man, not cute.

736 days ago
123.

CLOSE THE DOOR    

It's going to be fun!!!!!!!!!
Something to watch after work!

God Bless America

736 days ago
124.

tyler    

I'm not a fan of Mariah (has been) acting like a stuck of Diva. However that wouldnt keep me from watching the show. Minaj will, what a talentless waste

736 days ago
125.

danny    

****ty panel of judges except Randy & Mariah. get Steve Perry & some actual talent

736 days ago
126.

lebonne    

What a snooze fest. This line up will make me want to go to the gym in arctic January to escape the boredom of this show, worst ratings to come EVER!

736 days ago
127.

slfights    

These people aren't judges....they are has-beens hoping to kick start their careers like JLo tried to do.

735 days ago
128.

Paris    

Lets hope this is the last American Idol this to me is the worst bunch of judges they ever had.

735 days ago
129.

Annie Meltz    

Nicki Minaj really! I see Nicki Minaj Pepsi Ad while viewing X Factor. WHY? Not a good pick with Nicki Minaj she makes it VERY hard to watch AI!

719 days ago
130.

Bill    

With all the talent out there & this is the best you can do. Most likly no one wants to be on the show when it folds so they are not responsable for it's failure. PS Ryan looks like he is on heroin & I bought a book by Randy Jackson about his weight lose. Didn't work for me either dawg.

707 days ago
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