updated 09/17/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/17/2012 AT 10:50 AM ET
The judging panel for American Idol has finally been set – and it’s officially a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.
While endless names were rumored to fill the seats at the judges table, returning host Ryan Seacrest confirmed season 12’s judges via Twitter on Sunday, writing, “It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson!
“We are back, it’s on,” Randy Jackson told his followers a few hours later.
Carey even chimed in to share a photo, “At the @AmericanIdol judging table… Oh and @RyanSeacrest is here too!”
Aspiring superstars are now meeting the new, eclectic four-person panel in New York City, where auditions began Sunday.