nicki minaj american idol 'American Idol': Nicki Minaj nailing down judging deal   reportAccording to two sources that have confirmed it to US Weekly, Nicki Minaj has signed on to be the newest judge for “American Idol.”

One source says, “I’m not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it. A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening.”

A second source adds the R&B star is “100% confirmed to judge ‘American Idol’.”

It has already been announced that pop diva Mariah Carey will be joining the “Idol” judges table when the show returns for its 12th season. She was brought on in the wake of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez departing the show after two years. Randy Jackson, the only judge left from the original slate, has not officially signed on or announced he is leaving yet. There have been rumors he is moving to a “mentoring” role.

If Mariah and Nicki are two of the judges and Randy does indeed move into a different role, who do you think should round out the trio? Nick Jonas and Brad Paisley are two names that have been bandied about.

What do you think, “Idol” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."