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Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Join ‘American Idol’ History, Top Black ‘AI’ Stars

Wed., Sep. 19, 2012 7:30 AM EST
by Renee Gardner

 

The buzz that has surrounded Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey joining the judging panel has brought some interest back to the show that seemingly lost its soul the past couple of seasons. In the beginning of the “American Idol” franchise, talented artists like Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks drew the African American community to their televisions to watch soulful showdowns and catty criticisms from the judges.

“American Idol” has officially announced that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey will be regulars on the show. We hope that their presence brings other talented and positive individuals from our community to the forefront like the “American Idol” stars in our gallery.

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  • zobop republic

    Carey & Minaj should “sex” things up on a show seems to be losing it’s relevance!

  • madpoet

    American idol must be on its death bed if their using These 2 ladies to boost ratings! I haven’t watched it since They started letting America Vote. Get the CPR crash cart out b/c AI is dying.