After months of anticipation, the final American Idol judges have finally been chosen! Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will sit on the judges panel alongside Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson when season 12 of the singing competition show premieres in January.
Urban seems like a logical choice to me. He’s a super-successful singer and very likeable. “It’s really an honor to have been invited to be a part of the American Idol family,” he says about joining the show. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone and to seeing the same passion that I have for music in all of the participants.”
Minaj, on the other hand, seems like an odd choice to me because she’s a little out there for the family-friendly show. However, I do think she’ll be extremely entertaining and I’m looking forward to see what she brings to the table.
I’m happy producers decided to get rid of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler because they were getting repetitive. According to Tyler, everything was “beautiful”, and Lopez looked pretty but I don’t feel as though she brought much else to the table. All of the new judges are extremely different, and I think this will be an advantage to the show. Carey is a singing legend, while Urban is a huge star in the country music world and Minaj in the hip-hop world. I’m hoping their varying experiences and personalities will be beneficial to contestants and entertaining to watch.
Do you think Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will be good American Idol judges? Are you excited for the new season? Tell me in the comments!