'American Idol' Judges Through The Years

Now that Season 12 of "American Idol" is in full swing -- complete with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's ongoing feud -- a total of ten judges have served on Fox's singing competition show.

From Paula Abdul's tears and Simon Cowell's harsh critiques to Kara DioGuardi's "neckitude," the "Idol" judges have done their best to keep the series interesting for ten years and counting.

Click through our slideshow below for a refresher on the revolving door that is the "American Idol" judges panel.

Catch "American Idol" on Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.



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