Double split the panel of judges with Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson
After much speculation and names listed for the posts left by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler finally been confirmed the new judges on American Idol.
Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban were chosen to occupy the bench of jury alongside Mariah Carey. Randy Jackson, juror from the first edition, remains in the program, as well as the presenter Ryan Seacrest.
According to sources, the rapper would have pocketed $ 8 million to join the cast of the program, while Keith would have closed for 4 million contract. Mariah Carey in turn, increased their bank account in 20 million dollars after saying "yes" last July.
The quartet started work officially on Sunday (16), beginning the stage of auditions in New York. "I think I want to be honest and someone whom candidates may look for guidance," said Mariah Carey on how you want to be as a mentor.
Nicki Minaj has already told us that there will be no problems if competitors submit versions of their songs: "If they want to (sing songs), it will be fun. I'll probably start laughing because sometimes I'm mentally unstable, but they should not have fear. "
The 12th season of American Idol will appear in January in the United States.