FROM WIRE REPORTS
The “American Idol” judging panel for the upcoming season is now complete with the naming of rapper Nicki Minaj and country singer Keith Urban.
The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, just hours before the first round of judging for next season was due to begin in New York.
Randy Jackson will be back to represent as the only remaining original “Idol’’ judge.
Also on board as a judge for the new season is Mariah Carey, which means there will be four judges next season instead of three.
The 12th season of “American Idol” returns in January.