The American Idol Season 12 judging panel is close to formally taking shape!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Nicki Minaj and country sensation Keith Urban are close to closing deals with Fox to join the show!

Reportedly, the deal with Nicki has been in the works for weeks. Her expected paycheck? $8 million, plus money for wardrobe, hair and makeup. Keith’s deal, meanwhile, would earn him in the area of $3 to $4 million, and was reportedly much less than what Brad Paisley was asking for.

Meanwhile, E! Online has confirmed that Miley Cyrus is a no-go for the program, as she never gave joining Idol a serious consideration.

Assuming the paperwork goes through, who (if anyone) should join Mariah Carey, Nicki, and Keith at the judge’s table?

Source: The Hollywood ReporterE! Online

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