Check out the promo “Shaping Young Artists” for American Idol Season 12 starring Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban, right here on Fan Reviews.
Premieres on FOX January 16, 2013
After a sharp drop in ratings during the eleventh season, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly announced that the show would undergo “some creative tweaking” for this season. On July 12, 2012, it was announced Steven Tyler would not be returning as a judge, after two seasons. On July 13, 2012, Jennifer Lopez announced she would be departing as a judge. On July 23, 2012, it was announced that Mariah Carey would be joining the show as a judge for the season. In September 2012, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban signed on to the show rounding out the judges table, with Randy Jackson returning as well. Ryan Seacrest is set to return as host.