Keith Urban is sandwiched by Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj because the two girls can’t be seated near each other (they get to each other’s nerves). The country singer may also serve as the “buffer” in the panel.
Contrary to reports that Randy Jackson will only serve as mentor, Fox finally decided to retain him as judge. Jakson is the only one in the panel who’s been in the show since season 1. He’s the heart and soul of American Idol!
I wonder, will Carey become the Britney Spears of the show and be mean to the contestants?