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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 11, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13
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  • Summary: Season 12 introduces Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban as new judges along with the one remaining original judge, Randy Jackson.
  • Genre(s): Music
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  1. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Feb 13, 2013
    No matter who takes the title, these early rounds of Idol are win-win for everyone: Viewers get some good triumph-of-the-underdog stories; Carey and Minaj get to feel like they're back in high school; and the contestants get to dream of being showered with confetti in the finale and later achieving their best shot at a long-term career in this troubled music industry--ending up right back on American Idol, as a judge.
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  1. Jan 17, 2013
    This is going to be the worst new season of Idol in 2013. I thought my New Year's prediction was going to be true that Idol's gonna be a big success, until last night I watched the premiere and it was terrible. Very, Very terrible. Fox needs to do something about American Idol, the aging 11-year-old singing competition that will put to the test against Dancing With the Stars and The Voice. I'm gonna set my DVR and watch season 4 of The Voice this March and I hope DWTS could add new stars may not be as disappointing as the so-called "All-Stars" version. I have an idea. Cancel The X Factor and bring back Simon and Paula on Idol. Expand
  2. May 4, 2014
    As soon as they announced that Nicki Minaj was going to become a judge, the writing was on the wall that season 12 was not going to be the huge success that it was in the past seasons. Expand

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