Fox has just released the first official photo of the new American Idol judging table with Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson!
The photo was taken on the first day of auditions, and was released only two hours after Nicki and Keith were confirmed ad judges.
The photo shows Jackson sitting in his usual seat at one end, with Carey at the other end of the judges’ table. Urban is sitting on Carey’s immediate left, and Minaj is positioned between him and Jackson. (For the past two seasons, Jennifer Lopez sat in the middle, flanked by Steven Tyler and Jackson.)
Ryan Seacrest, also pictured, is returning as host, while Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine is expected to return to provide commentary.
Auditions kicked off Sunday in New York. Other audition cities include Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C.., San Antonio, Baton Rouge, La., and Oklahoma City.
Idol returns in January.