Internet reports are swirling that vibrant personality, Nicki Minaj, is either in HEAVY talks or has already signed on to join Mariah Carey on the “American Idol” panel. US Weekly is claiming confirmation from two separate sources, but obviously there has been no word from the Fox, Idol or Minaj camps. It appears that no papers have yet been signed, but talks have been heavily involved and Minaj is indeed on her way to sign on.
Minaj recently toured with “X Factor” judge, Britney Spears, and is planning her own tour this fall, which she announced via Twitter that she will need to delay and change around dates, touting a “secret.” If Minaj signs on, she will join new judge Mariah Carey with at least one more seat left vacant. Ex-judge Randy Jackson recently stepped down to a “mentor” type role with the show, leaving his seat at the table. Rumors have swirled that Idol might be looking for 4 judges, like their “X Factor” and “The Voice” counterparts, so that leaves room for two more celebrities to join the panel. Nick Jonas, Pharrell Williams, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Enrique Iglesias are also in the running.
What do you think about this addition? Is Idol making a decision for better or for worse? Who would you like to see on the panel?