Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj Joining American Idol

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By Marcus Vanderberg Comment

Get ready for the most dysfunctional season in American Idol history.

Country star Keith Urban and rapper/pseudo-Republican Nicki Minaj have signed on as the final judges for the Fox singing competition.  They will be  paired with R&B legend Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson to form quite the odd foursome.

Even though Urban’s compensation wasn’t revealed, Minaj reportedly signed a one-year contract for $12 million and further extending her 15 minutes of fame.

“I am thrilled about this year’s judges panel,” Mike Darnell, Fox president of Alternative Entertainment said in a statement. “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

I could care less about the singing now. I just want to see how these four function together as Ryan Seacrest does his best to keep the live shows moving along and on time.

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