Finally the official list of the judges on the popular reality show Americal Idol has been released. As predicted earlier Mariah Carey will be joing the judging panel which has Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban.

The host of the show Ryan Seacrest tweeted a picture of the new panel and wrote, “It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!” The picture has everyone who were earlier rumoured, but tere were also a few snippets like Randy Jackson would quit the judging panel and take on the mentoring role while Enrique Iglesias would come in as the new judge.

Even Minaj had a few difficulties while entering in to her contract as Idol is sponsored by Coca-Cola and the Harajuku Barbie reps for the competitor Pepsi. After Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler made an exit from the show, the producers were hunting to fill in the empty seats.

There were even reports of celebrities like Nick Jonas, Snoop Lion and Katy Perry to be a part of the show. Perry had even confessed that she was offered and announced that she rejected it. As the judging job need a lot of commitment from the celebrities the singers who were on tour would have had to adjust their dates accordingly.

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