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Katie Couric: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Will Be American Idol Judges

September 15, 2012 07:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

Katie Couric is not usually one to spill the beans before she’s supposed to, but it appears she recently did just that on the Today Show. America’s Sweetheart pointed to Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban as the new judges of American Idol. Problem is, FOX has yet to give the official announcement!

According to Katie Couric, American Idol will get an infusion of country and hip hop next season, because Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj will be joining the judging panel! Katie let the big news slip during a recent interview with former Idol judge Jennifer Lopez.

JLo was obviously surprised to hear about the new judges, quickly asking, “Did they announce?” Katie confirmed that, yes, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj were officially the new judges. We’re not quite sure where she got her information, given FOX’s recent announcement: “Please note that the only confirmed judge for American Idol is Mariah Carey. No other judges have been announced at this time.” We’re not sure if this means that FOX is pissed about Katie spilling the beans, or whether they really haven’t decided on a judge yet.

Nicki and Keith may not be the new judges, but if they are, JLo thinks that they’ll add interest to the panel. When asked for her opinion on the potential judges, the pop diva said, “That’s an eclectic group. I think they all have something really different to offer, so it should be interesting.”

Eclectic indeed! Would you like to see Nicki Minaj or Keith Urban on American Idol? And do you think there’s anything to Katie Couric’s announcement? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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One Response to “Katie Couric: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Will Be American Idol Judges”

  1. Jan S. Says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    No brainer- Keith Urban! It had such great reviews for the Australian Voice, is a singer, songwriter and MAD guitarist. Not to mention a very sweet, but direct person.!!


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