Get a load of the seating arrangement for American Idol Season 12’s judges!

Host Ryan Seacrest shared this pic of himself with the gang all ready to go for their first round of auditions in New York yesterday on Facebook writing, “After some musical chairs, here's how the new American Idol judges will be seated.”

Musical chairs, eh? Let’s see what we can speculate from the shot.

From left to right, it’s Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and returnee Randy Jackson.

They’re all smiles for the camera here, but rumor has it Mariah and Nicki experienced some early friction on the very first day of taping, so it’s no coincidence that they’re separated by Keith.

Randy, meanwhile, reclaimed his familiar spot at the far right, and Mariah who’s getting top billing earned her place at the head of the table.

As for how the gang looks for their first day on the job, Mariah’s dressed in exceptionally demure attire, while Keith is country-casual chic. Nicki stands out (as expected) with her cotton candy hairstyle and plunging neckline, while Randy holds it down in Dawg Town with his navy suit jacket.

There are definitely some diverse styles going on with these four, and we can’t wait to see more!

Source: Facebook

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