Ryan Seacrest Hangs Out With The Official ‘American Idol’ Judges! (PHOTO)

Ryan Seacrest hanging with the new “American Idol” judges!

This was like, the ULTIMATE summer of rumors when it came to who would replace Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on “American Idol.” First, there was tons of buzz that Adam Lambert was in the running, then Nick Jonas was in talks, Katy Perry was mentioned, and even Miley Cyrus was on the hopeful roster. Basically, it was an effing emotional roller coaster ride that we’re all still recuperating from. #Lifeishard

So now that the judging panel has FINALLY been announced, we’re currently obsessing over this TOO GREAT photo that Ryan Seacrest tweeted of himself hanging with the new cast, captioned, “It’s official, your new #IdolJudges are @MariahCarey, @NickiMinaj, @KeithUrban & @Yo_RandyJackson.” We just feel better knowing the entire cast is together and ready (even if some of them supposedly aren’t getting along) to break the hearts of make hopeful talents’ dreams come true. But mostly we want Nicki to morph into her Roman side during the show: you know…that slightly demonic persona that’s MUCH more unpredictable than Simon Cowell’s trademark bluntness — which would obviously make for AH-MAZING reality TV.

Photo Credit: @RyanSeacrest