‘Idol’ Returns With Focus on Judges & Talent

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Are you ready for the good, the bad and the controversy?

American Idol returns for season 12 Wednesday night, at 8 p.m. ET.

The two-hour premiere will feature more than just both talented and untalented contestants: It will be America's first glimpse at seeing how the new judges work together.

After months of controversy surrounding reported fights between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, the public finally gets to see them interact.

Carey and Minaj join Keith Urban, as the three new judges at the table this year.

Randy Jackson is back for the 12th time.

The first stop on the seven-city audition tour is New York City.