January 16, 2013


Vote: Who Is the Best 'American Idol' Judge?

#1Vote: The Best American Idol Judge

Wednesday night American Idol returns with a new season and a new lineup of judges, including fresh faces in Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. But can these new additions even compare with the judges America has known and loved? The country invites these stars into their homes to laugh and cry together—so do you want Nicki Minaj standing in your living room?

Good question. Looking back on American Idol's 12 years on TV we have to ask ourselves, "Who is our all-time favorite judge?" Click "next" to brush up on the seven judges to ever grace American Idol, then watch the premiere Wednesday night and vote for your all-time favorite Idol panel.

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