(Fox)It's baaaaaaaaack.After a fairly disastrous twelfth season that was plagued by unlikable diva judges and dull competitors, American Idol is back with a new/old judging panel and a renewed emphasis on the people that have always made the show so great: the contestants. Former judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban are back for Season 13, and they're joined by one-time Idol mentor Harry Connick, Jr., whose easygoing charm is a welcome contrast to the outrageous antics of Mariah Carey and...Read Full Story
(Via Deadline.com) Hours after fans got word that Harry Connick Jr. would be joining Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban on the American Idol judges panel, the first photo of the trio hard at work on the show's thirteenth season was released. The photo features the judges looking pretty happy at the auditions in Boston, which began on Tuesday. Unfortunately, mising from the bunch is Idol original judge Randy Jackson, who exited along with Mariah Carey and NIcki Minaj at the end of last season...Read Full Story
(Photo: Getty)American Idol will welcome some familiar faces to the fold for the next season. Fox announced Tuesday morning that Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. will join Keith Urban behind the judges table, while Randy Jackson will come back as a mentor. Lopez returns to the show after a two-year run as judge during the 2011 and 2012 seasons, while Connick Jr. paid his Idol dues as a former mentor on the show. The lineup change comes after the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj experiment failed...Read Full Story
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