HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will join the star-studded cast of judges on “American Idol.”
The American singing competition made the announcement on its website on Sunday.READ MORE: 'I'm Broken Emotionally': Woman Hurt After Violent Beverly Hills Robbery Speaks Out
Minaj and Urban will join Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson for the 12th Season, which premieres in Jan. 2013.
Emmy-nominated show host Ryan Seacrest took to Twitter on Sunday with the news.READ MORE: 'I'm Shocked' Say Redondo Beach Neighbors After Learning That Man In His 30s Was Shot, Killed
Urban also tweeted, “SO excited to be joining the team on @AmericanIdol!!!!!! -KU”
Steven Tyler and
Jennifer Lopez announced in July that they were leaving the show after two seasons.
Tyler first made his announcement on July 12, followed by Lopez the next day.