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American Idol - Season 12

American Idol

American Idol is an Emmy Award-winning reality television competition / show that aims to decide 'who will be America's next singing superstar'. The Season 12 is the upcoming season of the show. Auditions for contestants of the show are in progress.

The Season 12 of the American Idol show will begin in January 2013.


Nicki Minaj

The judges of the twelfth season of the American Idol are Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

Feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey

Things got tense between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj during the auditions of season 12 of American Idol. During the auditions at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, both Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj lashed out against each other and appeared to be non-tolerant with each other. Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey exchanged words after they disagreed with each other on the performance of an auditioner. Meanwhile, sources say that the other judge Keith Urban doesn't want any such drama and hates nastiness in any form. The video of the altercation between the two got leaked to the media.

Some media sources questioned whether the fight was faked to improve the ratings of the American Idol show.

American Idol issues a press statement

The producers of American Idol has issued a press statement on 5 October 2012.

"This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had. We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can't imagine a better group to find the next American Idol. Despite all the accusations and media speculation - much of which is inaccurate - production is going extremely well today and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge."

American Idol Trailer

The trailer of the 12th season of the American Idol series was released on 27 October 2012. The trailer is a 60-second clip that features all the four judges of the season – Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson. Show host Ryan Seacrest ends the video with his trademark intro "This is American Idol."

Inaugural episode

The special launch will air on January 16 between 8 and 10 pm and will be followed by a second hour-long episode on January 17 at 8 pm.

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