Idol executive producer Simon Fuller says of the announcement, "With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey
, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, American Idol
's star power has never been so great. For this we have to thank the ongoing commitment and belief of FOX and the dedication and focus of the Idol
production team. We have all been together since the very beginning and we are focused on making Idol
Season 12 the best ever."