Keith Urban
Keith Urban Bang Showbiz

New American Idol judges announced

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 on Sunday, confirming rumours surrounding them both just hours before the first round of auditions for next season was due to begin in New York.

>> More entertainment news

The announcement also settled the status of Randy Jackson.

He will stay put as the sole remaining original Idol judge, scotching rumours he might assume a different role on the popular talent competition.

This trio will join pop star Mariah Carey at a judges' panel now expanded to four members from its previous three.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times



Gig guide: what's on this week

Gig guide: what's on this week

Find out what's on this week around the coast.

Titans brimming with Tweed talent

Titans brimming with Tweed talent

Four local players keen for improved season

Greenback ready to reel in the line again

Greenback ready to reel in the line again

Lions Greenback Fishing Competition is back bigger and better

Local Partners