It was the first day of work on American Idol for Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban yesterday (September 16). The three newly-minted judges met up with veteran judge Randy Jackson and Idol host Ryan Seacrest for a photo call in New York City moments after the big announcement was made.
The day also doubled as day one of the auditions. The newbies were all a-twitter about their first day trying to find the best undiscovered talent in America. “
#idol NY auditions – several classic moments so far lol,” Mariah tweeted. Nicki called day one “interesting” and admitted her alter ego Roman took a go at judging.
Of course, Idol’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe didn’t remain silent. “Okay you naysayers. The
#IdolJudges are great already. The chemistry is adorable,” he wrote.
See photos of the new American Idol team getting to work below.