|American Idol judges: Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.|
It's finally confirmed- Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. have joined Keith Urban on the 13th season of the hit Fox show, American Idol. Fox released this image to media outlets early this morning.
The 12th season was one of the most outrageous seasons of American Idol, mostly because of the judges antics, which sadly, shadowed the contestants. While it's common knowledge that the show is suffering from waning interest from viewers, it's still one of the most watched shows in the United States and the antics of former judges, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, made the show's ratings even worse.
With Mariah and Nicki leaving the panel at the end of last season, together with original judge, Randy Jackson, the show now had to fill the vacant judge slots. Former judge, Jennifer Lopez was the first to fill the position, however there was a struggle to find the third and final judge.
Names like Dr. Luke and Will.i.am were thrown around. Even former Idol contestants, like Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, were whispered as potential judges. But none of them were interested. There was even a time where critics asked why not one wants to be an American Idol judge.
Jazz crooner, Harry Connick Jr. availed himself for the show and has officially joined the show as the third judge.
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