American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

‘American Idol’ names new panel of judges

"American Idol? Season 12 judges are: Randy Jackson,

"American Idol” Season 12 judges are: Randy Jackson, left, Mariah Carey, host Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. (Credit: Fox)

Season 12 of “American Idol” is set to begin in January 2013 and they’ve reprised the four-judge panel format.

Joining resident judge Randy Jackson -- yes, he's still a judge, despite rumors that hinted he wouldn’t be -- are the best-selling female recording artist of all time, Huntington native Mariah Carey, quadruple-platinum singer, songwriter, rapper and fashion icon Nicki Minaj and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban.

Hopefuls met host Ryan Seacrest and the new four-person panel of judges Sept. 17, 2012, when the auditions began in Manhattan.  

Other audition cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, San Antonio, Baton Rouge and Oklahoma City.

Tags: American Idol , Randy Jackson , Mariah Carey , Nicki Minaj , Keith Urban , Ryan Seacrest

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