American Idol Judges Revealed

CREATED Sep 16, 2012 - UPDATED: Sep 17, 2012

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American Idol is going country - and hip hop - with its newest judges.

Country singer Keith Urban and rapper Nicki Minaj will be a part of the panel on the talent show. They join returning judge Randy Jackson and new judge Mariah Carey.

“Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop,” said Fox’s president of alternative Mike Darnell in a statement. “And Keith is another great addition to Idol – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him. With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan [Seacrest], we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

American Idol will be back on Fox in January 2013.