With auditions for American Idol set to begin this week the announcement of who would be joining Randy and Mariah at the judges table was inevitable. For whatever reason Fox, AI and reps for both Urban and Minaj decided to make that big announcement on a Sunday, a football Sunday no less. It would seem to me that someone wanted this news to not be the spectacle that happened with Carey joining the show as announced, that is of course just my two cents. This morning in New York, where the auditions are set to begin with all four judges, Fox spread the good news.
The country crooner Keith recently left the Australian version of The Voice, which really added fuel to the fire that he was going to be a judge on American Idol. As for Nicki she has been pretty vocal about wanting to sit at the coveted judges table so the news that she got the gig wasn’t really that surprising either.
AI will certainly have some major star power sitting at the judges table this season and I have a feeling that is exactly what the producers of the show want. With The Voice and The X-Factor brining in the ratings it is becoming clear that AI has some stiff competition. I have to say that I really like that Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will be joining American Idol. One thing is for sure the judges table is going to be full of divaness this year. Let’s face is Mariah is queen diva and Keith I have heard has a little divaness in him too.
I don’t know about you but i can’t wait to start hearing and seeing clips from the new American Idol season with the new judges. Come January I wil be glued to the TV to see if the changes the powers that be are a hit or a miss, what about you?
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