Now that the American Idol Season 12 judging lineup is finally confirmed, we have to wonder who fans will choose as the best judge in this year’s competition.

Will it be Mariah Carey, America’s sweetheart and diva extraordinaire herself? She is a living legend, after all. Her own songs are frequently performed on the show, and she’s got gobs and gobs of experience and connections in the biz.

Or will it be Keith Urban, who’ll bring some country flair to the Idol judging table? Keith’s definitely at the top of his game right now, and his road to success started at the ground level like many Idol hopefuls will.

On the other hand, some might see hip hop star Nicki Minaj as the best new fit for the show. She’s willing to go all-out when it comes to outlandish costumes and statements, which’ll make for some great television moments.

Or could it be twelve-time judge Randy Jackson who will be this year’s shining star?

Weigh in on which of the four you think will be the best Idol judge in our poll!

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