Award-winning and platinum-selling recording artist, actress, movie and
television producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez returns to AMERICAN IDOL
XIII as a judge. Lopez will be joined by Grammy- and
Emmy Award-winning multi-platinum singer, musician, songwriter, composer and
film/television and Broadway actor Harry Connick, Jr. The two will sit on the IDOL judges' panel
with previously announced judge Keith Urban, the four-time Grammy Award-winning
country artist who has sold more than 15 million albums.
out the team is IDOL veteran Randy Jackson, who will lend his industry and IDOL
expertise to the contestants as an in-house mentor. Once again, the team will
be led by Emmy Award-nominated host Ryan Seacrest, who has guided the IDOL
contestants and judges through each season's incredible journey.
"I have always been a huge fan of AMERICAN IDOL and really
enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show," said Harry Connick, Jr. "And I am
honored that they've asked me to be a judge this season. As an entertainer, I
am truly excited to bring my perspective to AMERICAN
IDOL, and to help emerging performers find their way."
surprise! I am so happy to be back as part of this amazing show that started it
all," said Randy Jackson. "Season 1-3 is the place to be. The
original talent show is back with a vengeance and ready to discover the best
talent in America."
think this season of IDOL is gonna be a blast," said Keith Urban. "New
team, new energy and a whole new field of artists to be discovered and given a
couldn't be prouder to be a part of the AMERICAN IDOL XIII family. Our new
producers, judging panel and mentor are all fired up for this season," said
Ryan Seacrest. "I've already witnessed some amazingly talented contestants from
around the country during our early auditions, cementing my belief that a new
superstar is well within our sights."
hopefuls will meet the AMERICAN IDOL XIII team when the auditions travel to
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Omaha, Salt Lake City and San Francisco.
AMERICAN IDOL XIII debuts in January 2014 on FOX.
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