NEW YORK (AP) — The "American Idol" judges' panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban.
The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, just hours before the first round of judging for next season was due to begin in New York.
The announcement also settles the status of Randy Jackson. He will stay put as the sole remaining original "Idol" judge, scotching rumors of a different role for him on the popular talent competition.
This trio joins newcomer Mariah Carey on a judges panel now expanded to four members from its previous three.
They fill vacancies left by Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, who announced their exits in July.
"American Idol" returns for its 12th season in January.
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is today.
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.
Get the scoop on the RHONJ stars' recent whereabouts on Replay.
© 2014 Whalerock Industries