When AMERICAN IDOL
's 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey
- the best-selling female recording artist of all time - and returning judge Randy Jackson
, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved persona have been instrumental in discovering IDOL talent from the beginning, will be joined by two new judges: quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter, rapper and fashion icon Nicki Minaj
; and Keith Urban
, a four-time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 15 million albums. Deadline
has released a first look at the all-new judges panel. Check out the photo below!
Hopefuls will meet host Ryan Seacrest and the new four-person panel of Carey, Jackson, Minaj and Urban today, when the auditions begin in New York City. Other audition cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, San Antonio, Baton Rouge and Oklahoma City.
Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson