Is the summer-long drama surrounding the American Idol judges finally coming to an end? Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are reportedly joining Mariah Carey on the judging panel. Randy Jackson is moving into a mentoring role.
American Idol is dead set on four judges for the upcoming season
because it worked so well the last time, presumably to compete with newer and hipper singing competitions like The Voice and The X Factor, so there is still one vacant spot.